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Well worth a visit

We visited this museum as part of a full day tour. We arrived and were introduced to our tour guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel S
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
good museum

The bonus for this location is it is easy to find from the ferry and takes about 1 to 2 hrs to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
queen48
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the details of the exhibit. Tour was excellent & the staff in the Victory Cafe were truly special. Very helpful and welcoming staff. Thanks and look forward to my next visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Took a group of 9 kids aged 10 - 15 years today. The museum is extremely well-kept and has some remarkable authentic artifacts. The place can be visited even without a tour-guide since there are enough information displayed in each section. The visit down the shelter was a one of a kind experience. Ruth, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and it felt as though we were transported back in time. She answered all our queries and even presented the children with a question sheet to fill in throughout our tour. This kept the kids attentive and motivated throughout our 2 hr tour. Could not have asked for a better tour guide.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marija H
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Having lived in Malta for 8 years, I had a very good idea of the role Malta played in WW2. This museum helps explain that role in greater detail with many exhibits from that period, all very well displayed with excellent descriptions. The 20 minute film is well worth a watch as it helps set the scene for the museum. There is an option to take a free audio guide or free tour. We opted for the tour, which was done by Ruth, who was so knowledgeable, likeable and interesting to listen to. The latter part of the tour takes you down to the air raid shelter which had been hastily dug out at the beginning of the air attacks. This is a series of many corridors and rooms, some with low ceilings and narrow access, but you can sit on a bench and try and re-live the experiences of the poor Maltese who could be down there for days on end at the height of the air raids. You also visit the birthing room, and the chilling surgical area. Just one slightly minor comment - use the loo before you get there as you have to pay 50c to use theirs! We thought they could give tokens to visitors who had paid the entry fee. This museum is an absolute must visit and allow at least 2.5 hours.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Well organised with lots of exhibits and good explainations. Variation of exhibits and display boards with concise and engaging commentary. The unique attraction is the ww2 air raid shelter accessible from the museum, which is large and open to visitors.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robh789
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited this remarkable museum depicting Malta at war...the underground ww2 shelters are a must to visit 50 feet below ground, all hand carved out by the Maltese, even has it's own hospital...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Andrew B
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