The Grandmaster's Palace has a rich history and should have been a highlight of our trip to Malta what which incredible vaulted ceilings, ancient artwork and tapestries, etc etc BUT the place is under renovations! The armory is cool but the displays are dusty and dated, the elevator didn't work to get us to the 2nd floor (my 80 year old mother managed with the stairs, but it exhausted her)., there were no chairs to sit and listen to the audio guide, we would have loved a docent to explain more of what we saw, and overall, the place needs a curator. In some rooms, the lights made a glare so that you cannot see the paintings - I suspect a curator would have seen that and fixed it. The opposite problem was in the main chapel which was so dark that we could barely make out the tapestries. Despite all the negatives, I truly believe that in 2-3 years the Palace will be a real gem to behold.