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“Don't put yourself out to go here”

The Knights of Malta
Ranked #11 of 27 things to do in Mdina
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Owner description: One of three Mannequin museums of the Knights of Malta (there are two others in Valletta). This gives a history of the knights illustrated with Mannequin figures
Reviewed March 28, 2014

On our second visit to Mdina we decided to pop in to the Knights of Malta. We declined the combined ticket for the Mdina Experience and then followed a staff member (dressed in character, but not really acting) up and down several corridors to the start of the show. The audio guide is meant to start automatically and you are prompted to walk on to the next display but it doesn't always work very well and we missed at least a couple of displays due to the timing. The waxworks are amusing enough but I don't feel like I really learnt any new information and I wouldn't feel the need to do this attraction again.

1  Thank Hannie303
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Insight into the Knights of Malta (Knights Templar) and influences within the region. Overall a good experience.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

this is the in the quiet city of mdina well worth a visit while your in the city good quality food available also the famous mdina glass.

Thank raysbravo
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

My wife wanted to do this trio ie knights of Malta, medieval malta and Malta experience. For two people €29 waste of money , don't go unless u like doing the history thing. Get info free online or in a library

A rather boring amateur experience . Wouldn't pass Disney attraction board. Given a 15 min boring film then U see multiple scenes of dusty dummies an given commentary via earphones then go outside an walk to next attraction down the street which is much the same.
Whole thing should be shut down, but probably useful in hot summer to get some sunshade.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The "experience" here was the laugh it gave us.

This was our second visit to Mdina, having been in Nov 2012 and taken a carriage ride through it. We decided this time to explore more of it on foot. We were approached by a promo girl with a flyer up near the Bastion and decided we would take a look. On entry to the "experience" we were offered a ticket deal on this and the sister attraction in a side street across the way, so we agreed.

First of all my husband was given a headset that didn't work properly and had no sound for the film so he had to go out and ask for another. However, the film was dire so he may as well not have bothered. Another couple came in about 5 mins from the end and when we got up to progress to the exhibition the rather surly woman from the ticket desk barked at them they had to sit down and watch the film all the way through first.

You have to walk round following the lights on the floor to each section, then the lights come on to illuminate a tableau of wax dummies with a commentary about the reign of each Papal Knight - only we had a couple where there was no commentary so we stood in silence looking at the dummies then each other. Some of the sound effects were hysterical - at the bit about the Siege of Malta the voiceover said you could hear the screams of the dying all over and a voice went "aaargh" in the background. An Italian man in front of us decided to give up when he got to the upstairs part and we passed him coming downstairs laughing. My husband also noticed the dummy of Napoleon was about 5ft 10.

I recognised some dummies as looking vaguely like Alec Guiness, Michael Palin and other actors and wondered if they had bought a job lot from some dreadful old seaside wax palace in the UK that had gone out of business?

We left feeling really deflated (although very bemused by the whole thing) and there was no way I was going to the other attraction, but my OH was determined as we had paid so went off on his own. I decided on the Palazzo Falson instead; when we met up he admitted he had gone to the other experience and had then decided against it - he handed our tickets to 2 lucky people outside and told them he didn't have time to walk round lol!

Such a shame this is a poor attraction, it doesn't do this beautiful walled city any favours. I really cannot believe that some reviewers have said this is great for serious history buffs - I have a history degree and can assure you it really isn't!

1  Thank Cherub61
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