Malta at War Museum, Birgu (Vittoriosa)

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Get to know Malta's brave soldiers and strong defenders during the Blitz at Malta at War Museum. Set in the former home of the Royal Navy (a heavily bombed site during World War II), the museum displays a large, intense collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Watch an introductory wartime documentary before descending into an underground air raid shelter once used by hundreds. Continue on to view nine galleries, each illuminating a different aspect of Malta during the war. Displays include clothing, weapons, documents, instruments, and much more. Using our online itinerary creator, Birgu (Vittoriosa) attractions like Malta at War Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located about a 10 minute walk up the hill from the ferry terminal from Valletta to Birgu, this is an excellent museum which gives a very vivid idea of Malta's participation in WWII. Under the museum ...  more »
  • What a fascinating place, we had a guided tour by Camilla. She explained all about WWI and WWII, from the convoys required to give life to Malta to the defence of Malta from the Axis Troops. Camilla i...  more »
  • This museum is worth the visit just to see the war shelter- amazing! Well presented tour and god insights - you could almost feel the ground shake and hear the cries of the people. The static displays...  more »
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  • An impressive museum covering the history of Malta during the second world war. The exhibits on the upper floor are good but what really makes it is the quality of the information supporting them. They've worked with the Imperial War Museum in London and the expertise really shows. The information is absolutely fascinating and very well written. Underneath the museum is an extensive tunnel network where Maltese people sheltered from air raids. This area is also really interesting and gives a clear sense of how bleak conditions were. This museum is a must for anyone interested in Malta in WW2.
  • It is ok. Nothing special. The local authority should strongly consider a tour at least once or twice a day. It can be easily done with local volunteers.
  • The museum is ok and is interesting but the air raid shelter down below is lots of fun. Fun for a few hours
  • Very nice place for family visit.
  • We had already looked around the lacaris war rooms and fort rinella which I found far more interesting. I didn't learn anything new. We found the guided tours at the other two very informative but weren't offered one here. The tour of the bomb shelter at the end was the saving grace a only reason I haven't given it 2 stars. It was huge with lots to see and experience. Lots of narrow tunnels though so not good if you don't like small spaces. I also wasn't impressed that they had a cafe but you had to pay 50 cent for the one toilet they had. Not only that but you had to have a 50 cent piece so I had to go back to the cafe to queue to exchange my money for a 50 cent piece. Seemed strange it was the only place that did this.
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