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Address: Couvre de Porte, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG 1810, Malta
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+356 2189 6617
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The Malta at War Museum is located at the original historic entrance of...

The Malta at War Museum is located at the original historic entrance of Vittoriosa (Birgu), the older from the Three Cities. It stands to document for posterity the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders endured during the dark days of the Blitz (1940-43). Vittoriosa (Birgu) is the former home to the Royal Navy in the Malta and one of the most bombed places in WW2. This museum combines an attractive exhibition about the Second World War in Malta along with the viewing of an original wartime documentary – ‘Malta G.C.’ and a visit into an underground air raid shelter in which hundreds took refuge during the raids.This attraction has recently undergone a complete remake co-funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (72.25%), the Government of Malta (12.75%) and Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna. The result is a new attractive museum spread on nine galleries. Each of these is dedicated to a given aspect of wartime Malta. The museum display is organised in a chronological manner and includes some 10,000 original artefacts connected with the subject. These vary from clothing, weapons, instruments, equipment, printed matter and other large exhibits.The new Malta at War Museum is open daily for visiting between 10.00 and 17.00hrs.

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A step back in history

My brother and l decided to do this tour as our father had been in the Maltese army during world war 2. Little did we know that he was part of the history that we visited. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Rowville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother and l decided to do this tour as our father had been in the Maltese army during world war 2. Little did we know that he was part of the history that we visited. The tunnels and rooms were amazing and where our father and uncle would have been stationed. Very emotional visit and very informative. Lots of... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum gives a good picture of Maltas role in WWII, and life on Malta during the war. The museum is in a section of air raid shelter. It is smaller than I expected and a little high priced at 10 euros,

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are interested in the war history of Malta, it's very informative and a real sense of how the people endured and survived. First lesson in getting there though, is to ignore the instructions in booklet. It's a number 2/3 bus but leaflet says get out at couvert Porte, that's the name of the place, the bus stop is... More 

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Thank paulb424
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well conducted tour. Definitely get as package for all 4 places. Very informed staff knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their museum. Good visit after Saluting battery

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Thank Nick B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative museum we found the bomb shelters to be interesting but could be a bit claustrophobic in parts. It wasn't until we came back up the stairs that we found the hard hats!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is fantastic and so informative. It taught me so much not only about the island during Wartime but also about the War in general, of which not having studied history at school I am ashamed to say I did not know an awful lot. Upon entry you are offered a free audio guide which I strongly recommend that... More 

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Thank GeysirGal
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a big museum goer but this is interesting and kept me riveted for 1 1/2 hrs. My husband loved it. He spent over 3 hrs.

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing visit. Don't miss it if you are around the three cities. It's not about the museum itself (where you will learn the history of Malta during the 2nd world war), but the underground that had been constructed to protect the people from the enemies attacks. Honestly I felt the energy of that place, all the people,... More 

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Thank Frederico A
Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this very interesting museum. Well set out. We visited the air raid shelters while we were there. Hard hat have to be wore as the ceiling was low and the floors uneven but we managed. We both walk with walking sticks. Really glad we visited the shelters.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous day our guide was very knowledgeable and imparted the information in a very clear way thoroughly enjoyed by all of us

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