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Fort Rinella

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Fort Rinella in Kalkara,was built in 1878. This fort is not only a unique remnant of Malta's recent British colonial past, but it is also the world's first mechanical fort which enabled its small garrison to fire a monstrous 100-ton gun every six...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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St.Rocco Road, Kalkara, Island of Malta CSP11, Malta
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Reviewed today via mobile

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our time touring this historic site, which we happened upon purely by accident. Free transport to the fort from the saluting battery began our 2 hours exploring this site and learning about its historic cannon from its knowledgeable living history staff,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interestin and well presented attraction. The 100 ton gun is an amazing feat of engineering. Staff are very knowlegable and friendly. Well worth a visit if you have a day to spare!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Seamus639
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Fort is very well kept and all the employees here know the history very well. We were given a complete tour and they explained everything to the last detail, including training and living conditions of the soldiers, upkeep and history of all the weapons...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank 140abic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I visited this attraction on the last day of our visit to Malta. The way they have structured the attraction means that there is so much more to see and learn about than just the 100 ton gun. The tour guides are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Martinw007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a must who visit the island .. its a Fantastic History during World War 1 with lots of stories and Artefacts . Plus you can see , touch and feel the 100 Ton war Gun . only 4 in the world left .

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank ivandmalta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff have done a fantastic job at maintaining the site and ensuring visitors receive a top notch experience. Our visit was nothing short of that. Staff gave us a perimeter tour and demonstrated flag signalling in the era military uniform. Fantastic visit and hope...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank richardaM1307BR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Armstrong 100 ton gun, but stay for everything else. By chance we arrived for the 11am tour. Amazingly informational and really interesting. The staff and very friendly and passionate about the site. Also saw the signaling which is really worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Dana A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The volunteers are really helpful and are eager to help their guests get the most from their visit. David was brilliant in his explanation of how the fort worked, it is a perfect example of Victorian engineering at its best, with the massively powerful 100...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank SimonWindsor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit, the first one really pushed our buttons to come back. The team of volunteers that run it are very witty and knowledgable. You get to play with bayonets and fire rifles - with blanks. The soldiers lunch is one of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank FrancisW309
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the place to ourselves for over 2 hours. Get the number 3 bus from Valletta which runs every half an hour. All the staff were really friendly and helpful, especially Robert and David, who went out of his way to give us a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sophhwatson
December 26, 2018|
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Response from Llewellyn53 | Reviewed this property |
Get the free bus there when you buy your multi site entry ticket then catch public transport back at the bus stop out the front. You may want to check bus scheduling before you leave the fort so you don't have to wait long
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Foxtrot426
June 19, 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Main tour is about an hour. Also talk/demo on history of rifles for 30 mins and firing of a smaller canon. You can also wander round and have a snack. Took about 2 to 2 and a half hours in total.
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JoseSammut
November 1, 2015|
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Response from yulius888 | Property representative |
Once a year on May 5th or closest Sunday. A 20 kilogram blank charge is fired but it is loud enough
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