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The National War Museum, Valletta
(4.4/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Learn more about Malta's role as a war fortress over the years, as well as the contributions of the local population to the war efforts of World War I and World War II, at The National War Museum. The museum sits within the iconic Fort St. Elmo and recounts the actions that led to the two wars and it highlights their local and global consequences. The museum also includes exhibitions detailing military history starting from 1798. Artifacts on display include old uniforms, medals, road signs, and munitions, as well as original footage and photos. Be sure to see the rare George Cross, awarded to Malta as a symbol of their brave resistance to the Nazi bombings, and the fuselage of the last remaining Gloster Sea Gladiator FAITH airplane. Put The National War Museum and other Valletta attractions into our Valletta trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The Museum is very well designed and the story of Malta in a simple and very explicit. The ideal place to better understand the rich history of this country.
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  • The museum is within Fort St. Elmo, and costs 10 Euro entrance. Worth every cent! After walking some of the walls (where there are great views!), we entered the first of seven museum halls. Each takes...  more »
  • For War Museum is small but the visit is intense. Remains one of outdated biplanes 3 Gloster Gladiator had to deal with all air force Italian: Faith, Hope and Charity. But the only survivor (Faith) remain to restore the wings.
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  • Very impressive and well arranged museum of Malta history. All the way from ancient times, through The Great Siege, World War 2 to modern times and ascention to EU. Must visit place if you wish to learn about Malta history.
  • Could easily spend more than four hours wandering through the buildings. Interactive displays were impressive. Liked the baby gas mask and medal of honour.
  • Helps you appreciate Malta's war history more. We spent about an hour and a half to two hours there.
  • A very well chosen place to present an important part of history. The intelligent use of mordern texhnique keeps one focused and interested in learning more.
  • so=so. quite interesting if you are interested in the topic, but not very entertaining if not