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Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre

St. Mark street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 8594
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A very good place to go to see the history and fortifications of Valletta explained in clear and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
United Kingdom
A gem of a place

This is truly a gem of a place to visit. It is not strictly speaking a museum, but rather it is an... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
St. Mark street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2122 8594
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good place to go to see the history and fortifications of Valletta explained in clear and informative displays. Helps to come here first before walking around the city!

Thank JDS8888
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is truly a gem of a place to visit. It is not strictly speaking a museum, but rather it is an "interpretation" centre providing a wealth of information about the fortifications of Valletta, and of Malta as a whole. It is about Maltese history,...More

Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This museum is fantastic. It is lovely and cool inside so you can escape the heat. In summer it's open until 1pm. There is a drawbridge from 1600s and great dispays of information about fortresses with artefacts, maps, videos, and interactive displays. There are 3...More

Thank fjane84
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

A superb centre, beautifully set out and with a very carefully crafted interpretation of fortification design, particularly as applied the Malta. This centre needs a couple of hours to visit and I think it is essential to anybody wanting to understand the truly awe-inspiring scale...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed April 18, 2017

I spent about 2 hours here... much longer than most folks would. In part, it was the great help and insights provided by the Docent Paul, who was a wealth of historical knowledge. His info really added excitement to a very good display. Ask about...More

Thank James S
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This would be a great place to go on a first visit to Valletta. It brings together the development of the city and the building of the fortifications. It allows you to really understand how the city was constructed the architecture and architects involved and...More

Thank MarpleTraveller
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Found this museum by chance. Like so many historic and cultural places in Malta this museum is not overly advertised. It is near the centre of Valletta and brilliantly illustrates the history and construction methods of the various military fortifications throughout the islands. An amazing...More

Thank 92Daisy
Reviewed March 17, 2017

As we walked up the hill from the Sliema ferry we came across the entrance to the building and decided to have a look inside merely out of curiosity.So glad we did because this is a museum describing how the fortifications of Malta have been...More

1  Thank Goron58
Reviewed February 1, 2017

It's at the far end of St Mark street (Trig San Mark where it meets Trig Il-Lanca) on the left. Alternatively if you are coming off the Sliema ferry it's to you right ( up,the hill) It's free and it's about the fortifications of Malta...More

1  Thank tobykeen
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Thanks to EL Funds Malta now has another excellent museum to visit and understand the why's, who, where and when the Maltese Fortifications during different era were built .

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David N
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Opening Hours: In Summer: Monday to Friday from 9:00-13:00                                                 Tuesday and Thursday open till 16:00 In Winter: Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00... More