Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre, Valletta

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The FIC forms part of the Restoration Directorate which falls under the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government

The FIC was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund

It is a public institution dedicated specifically to communicating and exhibiting the history and significance of Malta's military architecture heritage. It is a cross between a museum, an information point and a resource centre.

Opening Hours: 16th June- 30th September 9:00-13:00

Tuesday and Thursday open till 16:00

1st October - 15th June Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00

Tuesday and Thursday open till 19:00

Saturdays 9:30- 13:00
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  • Somewhat hidden away near the Valletta terminal of the Sliema-Valletta ferry, this large, free facility does a great job explaining Malta's history of fortifications from Megalithic era to the twentie...  more »
  • Really very interesting to walk around this site classified world heritage of UNESCO. Do not hesitate to flaner Street Street and make the tour of the city. You there will discover the Castle, the sites of the Republic etc... and beautiful streets in dizzying slopes. The view is amazing on the cited.
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  • ... as they built - in part from the rock hewn, and the walls were then it used the stones gained - and how the concept over the centuries has changed until the second world war. Ultimately, is how Valletta and environment in the course of time have emerged. For those who are interested, highly recommended. Free admission.
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  • This place is outstandingly interesting and a must to visit at Valletta, a nice place with so much information and also a great view from the terrace of two fortresses fort Maneol and Tigne. The staff is most helpful,and entrance is free.
  • Hidden gem! Free of charge museum specialized on the history of fortifications in Malta. Excellent displays and well worth to visit for one hour or more.Close to ferry station Sliema-Valletta
  • Very interesting place to learn about the fortifications and the military history of the Maltese islands.
  • Excellent museum. And it's free!
  • Great modern design in an ancient fort. Very informative and with a some photogenic balconies.

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