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Malta at War Museum

Couvre de Porte, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG 1810, Malta
+356 2189 6617
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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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Couvre de Porte, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG 1810, Malta
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+356 2189 6617
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we live in Zabbar, very close to Birgu, we had never been to this museum. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in the history of Malta. Not really suitable for children (Most museums aren't) Packed with exhibits and information. The guided tour...More

Thank Maltacooks
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very well set out. The audio was excellent, the film - so interesting & displays & shelter fasciniating. Highly recommended. Very near ferry stop, so easy to get to too.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is a must see attraction for everyone visiting this beautiful Island. The friendly staff go out of there way to make your visit a memorable one. The tunnels have to be seen to through your own eyes to witness what the brave people...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought a combined ticket which gives access to four museums and places of interest regarding the role Malta has played in times of conflict over the years. The combined ticket is well worth it. But to this one, The Malta at War museum. We...More

Thank Dugoutpaddy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing museum bringing wartime Malta to life. We arrived at the museum a little later than anticipated so it was recommended we spend the majority of our time in the air raid tunnel. We are so pleased we took onboard this advice,...More

Thank Yil M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum in its infancy many years ago and had regularly recommended a visit especially to experience the tunnels where the Maltese lived during WW2 air raids on the island. I decided to revisit the museum with my family and was very impressed with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is worth visiting to get a fuller picture of the turbulent past of this lovely island. There's plenty to see and read with the added treat of visiting one of the tunnel shelters which gives a real sense of the conditions that people...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting to find out about Malta and WW2. The underground shelters were a great way to bring it all to life and try to experience what it was like.

Thank Milli3
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Malta at War Museum with our 2 children aged 10 and 13. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot about Malta's history and involvement in World War 2. We were fortunate to have a wonderful guide to take...More

Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative museum on Malta during the Second World War. Pleasant place and time to fly from the mid-day heat but apart from that nicely layed out exhibit. Challenging to walk the complete refugee shelter area, not for the length of it but fighting claustrofobia;...More

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philip f
November 14, 2015|
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Response from yulius888 | Property representative |
The top part of the museum is suitable for people with mobility problems, but the Air Raid Shelter, because of its caractheristics, is not for them. But just the part of the museum is amazing enough for a visit. You can... More
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BrianDSmith
January 10, 2015|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. Yes we do have some information on the RWK regiment during WW2 while in Malta. I suggest that you will contact us via our website WIRTARTNA
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