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Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre
Ranked #15 of 89 things to do in Valletta
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very Informative”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

This new venue is now open and is very informative. The only downside is that it is a bit out of the city centre. We popped by on our way to the Ferry boat that crossed to Sliema.

Visited November 2013
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss this on your way from the Sliema ferry to Valletta !”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

If you take the the Sliema - Valletta ferry and choose not to spend 1 euro on the minibus to Valletta town centre but decide to walk; just before you reach the top of the slope you'll see a sign carved into the wall on the right saying 'Fortress Builders' with 'Fortifications Interpretation Centre' over the entrance. If you would like to know everything about the defences surrounding Valletta before you go to see them, you could not spend a better 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Knowledgable staff, interesting and absorbing exhibits, interactive screens to take you in as much depth as you wish or you can just browse. There is no cafe as yet but there are plans for one. It is Government sponsored and FREE.
If you do miss it on the way in, catch it on the way back to the ferry. I found the details in the Bradt Travel Guide by Juliet Rix from my local library which is as up to date and comprehensive as any guide on Malta.

Visited October 2013
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Wales
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“And its Free !”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We discovered the center on our very last day returning to the ferry stage. Perhaps not for everyone. But if you are interested in the history fortifications, then it is a must.
The models and displays inside are brilliant, with a fantastic view from the top.
Well worth a stop.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

unassuming building containing a wealth of information, laid out beautifully.You will need 2 hrs , good views from the top too.
Good to go here before walking around Valletta

Visited October 2013
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Not to be missed!"”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Only by chance was the entrance noticed when arriving in Valletta from the Sliema ferry. Opened in February 2013 and no money left for advertising! If you love military fortifications in Malta this is the best I know of. Modern, cool, beautifully explained and lots of visual stimulus. The models, interactive digital displays and much more are a feast. Now a 'snowy-top' myself there was much to learn. If younger the explanations were sublime. Easy to visit many times and not see it all. Best of luck with funding so the final stages are added.

Visited September 2013
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