A british fort built in the 1880s, it is a curiosity as it was made as a platform for but one cannon- a truly massive 100ton gun. The fort itself is there to defend the gun from inland.
It is populated by a team of "guides" who are all accurately uniformed as Victorian artillerymen. These staff are fantastic in their helpfulness, knowledge and enthusiasm. There is a guided tour, explaining the building, it's purpose, history, and the life of the occupants. In addition they do a live demonstration of firing a genuine antique howitzer cannon, drilling and firing period rifles etc. They go to a lot of trouble to make sure every visitor gets well looked after, and goes away with a first rate and unique experience.
I gather that more investment is bearing fruit, and additional rooms with museum displays are soon to be adding to the site. The land at the front is also being developed, so there can be even more visitor facilities built.
The No 3 bus from Valetta terminus gets you there, and indeed that is the end of the line, so it's the same bus stop outside the fort to get back- can't be simpler. Even better is the water taxi accross Grand Harbour- and pick up the No3 outside the Malta at War musesum. Quicker and adds a perspective of the Harbour as a cheap boat trip to boot.
A highly reccomended museum, well maintained by enthusiastic people. Not to be missed (just don't go on Monday- as that't their closed day!)
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