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“Interesting stop”

The National War Museum
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Vittoriosa and Valletta Full Day Second World War Tour
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Valletta World War II Private Walking Tour
Ranked #7 of 91 things to do in Valletta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The National War Museum, housed within the fortified walls of Fort St. Elmo, houses a superb collection of artefacts. Displayed in a chronological manner, these artefacts narrate the military history of Malta from the early phases of the Bronze Age, around 2,500 B.C. when the first inhabitants arrived from Sicily, to Malta's EU Accession in 2004. Prominence is given to periods that deeply marked Malta's often turbulent history. The arrival of the Knights of the Order of St. John and the resultant Great Siege of 1565, including the construction of Valletta, fortresses and fortifications, coastal towers and other coastal fortifications, and Malta as a British Fortress Colony under the British Empire and the two great wars of the 20th Century. The museum provides particular insight into Malta's significant role during the Fist World War, the Inter-War Period and Malta's historical part in the Second World War. Perhaps the three most important artefacts on display are the Gloster Sea Gladiator N5520 FAITH, Roosevelt's Jeep 'Husky', and Malta's award for gallantry, the George Cross.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I went here because my partner wanted to go. Its on the malta sightseeing bus route too. It was full of interesting facts and items. Plenty if info boards and its all separated into years so you follow the story on your walk through. My partner loved it and was really pleased we went. All the items displayed had English labels too and it was presented really well.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Great museum collection. Very varied and easy to access the exhibits. Learnt a lot about the effect of the war on Malta.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Very informative museum with some amazing facts about Malta's involvement in both world Wars. Lots of exhibits to see.
Not overpriced entrance fee neither.

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Reviewed August 13, 2013

If you are interested in WWII history of Malta then this is a must to visit, with exhibits by year of the war.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great visit, so much information and it is really interesting. Make sure to pace yourself though as we tried to read everything and ran out of time! There is a lot of info and it just keeps coming!

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