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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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  • Set in Fort St Elmo, this must be must of the most impactful war museum experiences in Europe. Starting at the Great Siege and ending at Cold War ending negotiations, there are a range of interactive ...  more »
  • This museum is well kept and the information is very detailed and well presented. The layout is easy to follow and is contained inside Fort St Elmo itself, a place of major historic significance. The....  more »
  • A really interesting museum spread out over a wide area with different rooms and courtyards. a must if you're into History.  more »
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  • Very interesting place. There is a lot to learn about Malta's history during the past centuries. Very good exhibition with many audio visual elements. Entrance fee is rather moderate.
  • Overpriced compared to fort St. Angelo. Kept getting asked by employees to show my ticket to prove I paid to get into the museum, which I had. There are many interesting areas not under refurbishment which are simply roped off and blocked from public access. That being said, the national war museum is interesting and the exhibits are well done. The views from the fort are great as well.
  • Very nice and well done museum to go through. It takes 1-2 hours to see everything, and I was pleased with the quality of the content and information provided.
  • You can see much more museum than fort - but anyway not so bad.
  • 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.