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Address: St. Lucia Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1185, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 21222225
10:00 - 15:15
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:15
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Valletta Living History is a 35 minute, high definition, docudrama, in the...

Valletta Living History is a 35 minute, high definition, docudrama, in the form of an audio visual show, depicting the history, culture and lifestyle of Malta and the Maltese. Re-live the arrival of Valletta’s earliest settlers; the Great Siege that erupted between the Knights of St John and the fierce Ottoman Empire; French and British rule; as well as the city’s heroic role in World War II till present day. An audiovisual spectacular, the show provides great entertainment for all the family, right in the heart of Malta’s capital city Valletta. It provides fantastic insight into the history of the capital, local culture and Maltese society, through a documentary that charts Valletta’s evolution over the centuries. Travel Back Through Time! Valletta Living History takes you on a journey through time to discover Valletta’s incredible past! This leading Maltese attraction showcases the city’s major milestones, its rich architectural heritage and the ways of life of its population at every stage of its development.

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Saw this advertised in the main shopping street in Valetta and investigated a bit further. As previously stated this film is actually shown in the cinema on the top floor of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
Darren W
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Saw this advertised in the main shopping street in Valetta and investigated a bit further. As previously stated this film is actually shown in the cinema on the top floor of the Embassy shopping centre. Costs 7 euros each for adults and lasts about 35 minutes. The film itself is available in 7 or 8 languages via headphones and is... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Located in the Embassy shopping complex off St lucia street, this is a cinema experience that takes around 35 minutes and takes the viewer through Valletta past, from early settlers and the great siege too the heavy bombing of ww2. This is a good introduction to Valletta and worth visiting before seeing the rest of the city. Show times are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Worth a visit before trying to Guess the history of the city and the knights, and I am sure kids would love the presentation

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Of the many shows in Valletta recounting Maltese history, we chose Valletta Living History at 7 euros entry fee. It is in the form of a movie, shown in a cinema. Actors re-create the historical episodes in Maltese history from pre-historic times onward. A great introduction for those who have little knowledge of the past and quite entertaining for those... More 

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Watton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

There are many exhibitions, film shows etc about Malta's history in Valletta - not tried this one before but worth a visit. We found the 5D Experience of Malta's history more enjoyable, the Living History film tells much the same story in 30 minutes but is a dramatised version without the abundent CGI and other effects of the 5D show.... More 

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ChrisBorg2016, Manager at Valletta Living History, responded to this review

Dear Jon, many thanks for your comments and are pleased you enjoyed the show. Kindly note that there is a different lift for the cinemas accessible from level 2. We excuse ourselves if this was not clear to you. Regards More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Much better than the 5D one. Really informative with much more information than the others I have seen.

Thank Paul B
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent 30-minute movie that combines the present with past re-enacted. I truly appreciate what this tiny nation has been through to keep alive.

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Situated at the Empire cinemas down on Republic Street, it's a good possibility to get a quick overview of the history of Malta and the town of Valletta. As Malta's history is quite dense with many invasions and foreign rulings, the movie provides an easy way to understand the developments on the island with the correct chronology. Should be one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Initially a bit scripted and wooden, however great re-enactments, and beautiful scenery shots. Puts valletta into perspective. Seems a bit epesive however pefect if you have a malta pass.

Thank JnVSydney
Roskilde, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Before you visit anything els, go to "The Malta Experience". The Malta-film will give you an overall idea, what to see or do, in 18 different languages ! Even the capital city of Malta, Valetta, only is 1000 by 800 meters, will it take you most of a day, seeing all the interesting places. Specially the Government's Palace with the... More 

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