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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

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Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

2,884 Reviews
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heather T wrote a review Sep 2020
Wellington, New Zealand65 contributions15 helpful votes
Particularly poignant because my father was in Malta during the war. Loved visiting this place and reading about its history. Remarkable buildings and great views. Was particularly nice to visit later in the day where there was Christmas stalls and a concert.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MHAware wrote a review Aug 2020
Felixstowe221 contributions52 helpful votes
We visited this fantastic museum and grounds. It took us ages and was rather confusing sometimes as some of the directions are a bit higgledy piggledy. It is very windy on the battlements but wow, the views were awesome - as they would need to be for a fort! Well worth a visit, and was nice and quiet in December. We walked here from the centre - so be prepared to be good at navigating. The history was fascinating, and the exhibits were really very good.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Helena L wrote a review Jul 2020
Malmesbury, United Kingdom776 contributions183 helpful votes
A really good trip through the military history of Malta. Nice to see inside Fort St Almo. A mixture of displays, videos and artifacts. There were 6 main exhibit rooms charting the military history. It was nice to see the George Cross presented to Malta and the Gladiator plane that defended the islands. It was free to enter in the month of July which was fantastic. There is a reasonably priced gift shop at the entrance. Well worth a trip with children.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Mymichmashlife wrote a review Jul 2020
Berlin, Germany54 contributions4 helpful votes
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I hadn’t originally planned to visit this museum as I had already gone to the Lascaris War Rooms, but the ticket agent at The Hypogeum (must see!) said it was amazing and he was right!!! Besides the outside fort which is massive with great views over the Grand Harbour, there are 6 sections detailing the history of Malta from Neolithic to present day! The biggest sections are on the Siege of Malta in 1565 and the Second World War and I found both deco rooms very interesting and could have spent more time if I had had it! The ticket agent said to allot 1.5 hours but I easily could have spent 3 hours reading all the history. Because of COVID there was sadly, no audio guide BUT they are temporarily allowing free admission!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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walter1k wrote a review Jun 2020
Vienna, Austria26 contributions3 helpful votes
Here you get informations to the history of Malta. And you understand why the (new) capital of Malta is called Valletta. It is a Must to visit this sightseeing.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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