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Malta at War Museum
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Owner description: The Malta at War Museum is located at the original historic entrance of Vittoriosa (Birgu), the older from the Three Cities. It stands to document for posterity the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders endured during the dark days of the Blitz (1940-43). Vittoriosa (Birgu) is the former home to the Royal Navy in the Malta and one of the most bombed places in WW2. This museum combines an attractive exhibition about the Second World War in Malta along with the viewing of an original wartime documentary – ‘Malta G.C.’ and a visit into an underground air raid shelter in which hundreds took refuge during the raids.This attraction has recently undergone a complete remake co-funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (72.25%), the Government of Malta (12.75%) and Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna. The result is a new attractive museum spread on nine galleries. Each of these is dedicated to a given aspect of wartime Malta. The museum display is organised in a chronological manner and includes some 10,000 original artefacts connected with the subject. These vary from clothing, weapons, instruments, equipment, printed matter and other large exhibits.The new Malta at War Museum is open daily for visiting between 10.00 and 17.00hrs.
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a great little museum tucked away in Birgu. There is a small museum dedicated to life on the island during the war and especially the Blitz. The highlight is a trip underground to see the air-raid shelters used by the Maltese - remember to use the helmets provided as the ceilings are low down there. It did seem that there was still work in progress going on but this didn't spoil our experience. Well worth a visit.

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yulius888, Custodian and guide at FWA at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you CraigandMarie.
We are trying to do always a great job with the historical sites we have got in trust. For that reason and being a new quietly new museum, we are still working on it and we will always carry on with that as we don't want to be a static museum, we believe that renovations are needed for offering the tourists a better experience every time they come back. But right now all the important works are done, and we can offer an entire experience to our visitors.

Xulio Vazquez

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The underground tunnels, authentic and dangerous .Without the hard hat I would have had a headache. The weapons, uniform and film archive make you think about Birgu in the 40s

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yulius888, Custodian and guide at FWA at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you Steve A.
That is our target with the Malta at War Museum, we are trying to bring History alive, and show how the life conditions for the inhabitants at Birgu were in the conflict that changed the world.

Xulio Vazquez

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

Some of the display cabinets were brand new and didnt have exhibits in yet but the work is ongoing and should be competed soon, this didnt detract from what is a great value museum.

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yulius888, Custodian and guide at FWA at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you Helen W.
Everyday we are including more stuff into our display cases, also with the audioguides the value of our museum is growing up, and the Air Raid Shelter is a privilege for showing the people the life conditions during the IIWW.

Xulio Vazquez

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The air raid tunnels were interesting, atmospheric and a little creepy. The rest of the Museum was quite small and the entry price of €8 per adult seemed a bit steep.

Thank Andy D
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yulius888, Custodian and guide at FWA at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you Andy D.
All the money of the entrances is helping us to set up more exhibitions, and give the tourists a better experience with more original stuff from the IIWW.
Being a NGO is really difficult to go forward with the resources we have, but step by step we are moving forward and having more to show you.

Xulio Vazquez

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

A very nice attraction. Malta's part in WW2 is known, and deserves to be told - this museum does that very well.

Thank NJ K
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yulius888, Custodian and guide at FWA at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2013

Thank you NJ K.
We are trying to improve our exhibition with more stuff. And also giving a better experience with the audioguides in different languages. If you come back to Malta make sure you are visiting our attractions as we are always improving all of them. Also, you can find more information about all of them on the internet, several websites and Social Network profiles.

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