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“Could easily be missed” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Knights Hospitallers

The Knights Hospitallers
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Island of Malta SPB 07, Malta
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Ranked #15 of 36 Attractions in Valletta
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This is a small museum within the conference centre of the knights of Malta, in Valletta. The Blurb for this reads“Beneath the ‘Sacra Infermeria’, beside the historic Fort St Elmo, you will discover the chivalrous world of the Hospitaller Knights. Wander in an authentic site and relive and experience a past golden age. Now, you can go back in time through sights, sounds and smells – from the Crusades to the Great Siege, the glorious Hospital and the Plague. Travel across 700 years of history, of the Knights of St John.”
Warrington
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“Could easily be missed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We came across the Knights Hospitallers by accident on the way to the fort and would probably have given it a miss except there was a Trip Advisor sign on the outside of the building.

On entering there is a large room on the left which I believe was used as an infirmary but it is devoid of any sign of this. On the same level there are signs which indicate many other rooms but they are out of bounds. We were able to look through some glass doors to see a large theatre which looked very plush but could not see the connection between a theatre and a hospital.

On going downstairs we noticed a another large room which I suppose was another hospital ward but this was decorated out for a future function (looked like a wedding) and there were toilets there, but on returning from the lower levels this was gated off.

The lower levels had various exhibits, indicating the work carried out, and further down through the narrow corridors were cells. I assume this area was dug out from the rock.

It would have been good to have had some sort of guide to provide information on each level, but you tend to be left to yourself and I feel that we missed a lot.

In the summer heat it was good to go into an attraction which was cool and could see why the building was erected as a hospital in the past.

Visited August 2013
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“dissapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I really wanted to see the old hospital. I think i have seen it, but i'm not sure, becaus there was no sign od something like thaht, that would tell me if it's really it...

Visited July 2013
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nelson
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

the visit was informative but not as exciting as I thought. The building also hold conference facilities yet there were no toilets for visitors

Visited July 2013
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Ireland
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“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice museum built on area of first hospital in Valletta. Good dioramas and exhibits. Cellars very creepy! I actually missed the main hospital ward rooms and am not sure is that my fault or was it off limits. Could do with a staff member walking around the downstairs exhibits as a bit isolated down there

Visited July 2013
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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“A very interesting tour !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

It was part of our trip ,after the Malta Experience.The guide was very informative and obviously enjoyed her job ,she was enthusiastic and the history of the Grand Masters and the hospital kept me listening and enjoying the tour.
It might be useful to set up part of the hospital with furniture from the past !!

Visited July 2013
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