The Knights Hospitallers, Valletta

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Visit the lower ward of the hospital established and run by The Knights Hospitallers, where patients slept three to a bed. Take a guided tour to learn about the hospital, the medical procedures performed there, and how it was organized. The detailed exhibits depict how life was for the sick and wounded. Displays also explain the origins of this order of knights and how the construction of the hospital gave birth to the concept of modern-day nursing and health care. The museum is underground and involves descending steps, which may be difficult for those with mobility problems. Plan to visit The Knights Hospitallers during your Valletta vacation using our convenient Valletta sightseeing planning website .
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  • Visited the Centre during the tours of Valletta. There looked at historical-documentary about the most important events of the history of Malta. A nice conference room, headphones. The film broadcast approximately 30 languages. Well done!
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  • This is an exhibition of wax figures largely, but informative and interesting enough for the Euro5 entrance fee.  more »
  • The Mediterranean Conference Centre, just beside Fort St. Elmo in Valletta, used to be the Sacra Infermeria or Grand Hospital. They have a museum downstairs from the conference centre costing 4.50 Eur...  more »
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  • A grand history is associated with the Knights Hospitallers in Malta. From the time of the Knights through to the signing of the agreement that ended the cold war. Do get someone who can describe what each brick in this place means, or you'll miss half the fun.
  • Good but needs some improvements! Very friendly staff!
  • Don't waste your time on this "museum", it's a complete let down and disappointing to the last. You certainly don't want to pay 5 EUR to get to see some lifesize wax figurines, tabletop sceneries and boringly uninformative poor descriptions, accompanied by historical inaccurate replicas. or boring cellars filled with junk in the latter part of the "museum". You don't get to know anything about the reasons for the crusades, nor how many have been. You don't get to know anything about the knights fortresses or arming or cultural or economical power. You don't get to know anything about their decline nor why they still exist. You don't even get an overview about the knights timeline. you jump from 13th to 16th to 18th century, without any information what happened in between. you don't get to know why the knights happily surrendered to Napoleon, nor why his occupation was easily broken by the royal empire. You don't get to know anything at all. don't go there, it a money printing machine living in the heritage if the knights hospitallers, that's all... Do yourself a favour and go to see Fort St. Elmo instead. For only 5 EUR more you get historical accurate information, nice artifacts and everything presented in an educative way. And it's just across the street.
  • Worth price for the entrance ticket. Need more explanation.
  • Entrance fee was 5 Eur. Not a large museum, but interesting. Can see the whole museum quickly in about 25 minutes or so. The photos you see of a large hall are not actually in the Hospitaller museum proper, but part of the convention center.
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