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Address: Lower Fort St Elmo | Spur Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21 222 430
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Description: The National War Museum is located in the building known as the Old Drill...
The National War Museum is located in the building known as the Old Drill Hall of Lower Fort St Elmo, Valletta. The museum’s collection on display focuses on the two World Wars (1914-18 and 1939-45).It recounts the story of the events which led to the two wars, their development and major actions and also their consequences, locally and abroad. Special reference is made to the role of Malta in the theatre of war and the contribution of the Maltese population to the war effort, especially during the incredibly difficult conditions of 1942.The exhibition epitomises Malta’s role as a fortress from 1798, focusing mainly on the Second World War. Numerous photographic panels depicting conditions prevailing in Malta are displayed together with artillery pieces, aircraft wreckages, uniforms and other military memorabilia.
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Not a great lot in this museum but well worth a visit. Found it very interesting. It's one of the stop off places on the Blue bus tour from Sliema.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Not a great lot in this museum but well worth a visit. Found it very interesting. It's one of the stop off places on the Blue bus tour from Sliema.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We went to Valletta for the day but started at the war museum at St Fort Elmo and had my breath taken away at how fantastic this has been laid out which made you really absorb the amazing history of the small Island of Malta. I would recommend everyone to visit this museum as it is not only interesting but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The museum gave us a brand new appreciation for what this tiny island had been through in the past. Great films and narrations. There was still work being done on the museum so I will be returning to see it once completed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Firstly the audio visual displays are outstanding. This isn't a el cheapo museum like some efforts by other cities. Good artifacts, reasonably priced €10. Only concern is it can be hard to find with signposts-it's right on the top of the harbour. Tip-they have made an effort to make this accessible to the disabled but it looks like it hasn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My pre-teen son and I spent two hours and closed the place down. The newly opened museum provides a carefully crafted overview of Malta through various wars and its strategic value in medieval and modern times. The history is thoughtfully displayed with a mix of traditional placards (including very thorough timelines providing a mix of Malta-specific history set against a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Situated in the newly opened Fort St Angelo. It was a set of seven rooms with different aspects of Maltas military past. It is spread over quite a few levels though there are lifts for the disabled. It gave a simple and well thought out presentation in each room.

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Newly refurbished & located in St Elmo Fort. The museum is spread over 7 buildings exhibiting the periods from the bronze age to the present age. There are some good video displays on show. Good views from the parapets. We used our Heritage Malta Multisite Pass but admission is €10. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My partner loves any thing historical, I am not so enthusiastic, particularly when on holiday. However, having spent 2 hours here, I was really pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it, It was interesting, the layout clever, and the presentation of the information very modern and quirky. Well work a trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Never been to malta before and didn't realise it was such an important part in ww2 Was extremely interesting and learned a lot. Very beautiful scenery too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved coming to this museum. As a family who love learning about history and have family members from Malta who fought in WWII it was a must visit. The museum is not all in the one building, but spread across a few. It's a great mix of images, artefacts, video and sounds. There are a lot of information boards,... More 

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Address: Address: Lower Fort St Elmo | Spur Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 21 222 430
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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