Fort Rinella, Kalkara
Categories: Military Museums, Cultural Tours, Museums, Tours, Tourist Spots
Step back in time and see one of the fiercest weapons of the Victorian era at Fort Rinella. Completed in 1886, the fort was intended to protect British interests in the Mediterranean and safeguard shipping routes through the Suez Canal to India. Relatively small, the fort still packed a punch thanks to its 100-ton Armstrong gun, the largest muzzle-loading piece of artillery ever made. To give visitors a sense of the Empire era, volunteers of the Malta Heritage Trust offer guided tours and stage reenactments of life in the 19th century British army. You can also watch swordsmanship displays, cavalry shows, and artillery firing. Check the schedule of events online. By using our Kalkara itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Fort Rinella and other attractions in Kalkara.
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The day started with an excellent explanation about the development of the sword followed by the muskets and rifles of the day. You can fire an original Martini-Henry for 5 euro and then have a soldie... read more »
A great day out for the whole family with excellent displays covering bayonet practice, firearms, artillery and horsemanship. Also, Rinella houses the the only hundred ton gun in existence. The presen... read more »
Came here a couple of years ago and had a lovely day. Went again this week and it was even better. You need to spend a good few hours at the Fort to really get the sense of it. The staff dress as Vict... read more »
Excellent experience, informative and educational. Even got to fire a musket. Will go again.
Brilliant work by volunteers. Fort in excellent shape. Great explanations.
If you don't do anything else in Malta you must visit Fort Rinella.informative, entertaining and the. Volunteers are brilliant.
The volunteers were brilliant and gave the best presented tour we've had. The 100 ton gun was a triumph to behold and you can even fire a cannon and old rifle.
One of the best places we've been to on Malta, great work by volunteers, hope they will be able to bring more parts of the fort to live. Worth seeing living museum. It's best to get there on time to go with full demonstration program which takes around 2h. It's a little aside but really give it a chance!
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