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The National War Museum, Valletta

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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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  • Very good exhibition of the impact of wars over the centuries on Malta in exhibition halls 1-6. But what on earth was that audio visual farce in hall 7? 
  • This museum cannot fail to impress, beautifully laid out with easy to follow exhibitions around the Cavalier itself. So informative in a fun way. It is a must go to for adults and children alike. 
  • I found the content of the museum interesting, with lots of information regarding the history of Malta. My one big complaint is that there are a large number of artifacts such as weapons etc which hav...  more »
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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