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Fort Rinella

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Fort Rinella in Kalkara,was built in 1878. This fort is not only a unique remnant of Malta's recent British colonial past, but it is also the world's first mechanical fort which enabled its small garrison to fire a monstrous 100-ton gun every six...more
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St.Rocco Road, Kalkara, Island of Malta CSP11, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fort constructed in the late Victorian period to defend the entrance to Valletta harbour from (then) modern gunnery. The 100 ton gun at Fort Rinella together with an identical one at Fort Cambridge guarded the approaches of the harbour. Great presentations by the staff....More

Thank BrianValletta
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it may look difficult to get to, it’s actually quite straightforward, as the NGO that runs it also runs the Saluting Battery in Valletta, so you can buy your ticket there and hop on the free bus they provide at 12.20ish. When you get...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was excellent and very interesting with a lot of different things and new things to learn and they also have lower floor things like bombs and a big huge cannon of 100 tons there also are tours with the whole site and you can...More

Thank svenagius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant day visiting Fort Rinella; the staff were great, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. There is a very impressive collection to look at in the museum and the 100 tonne gun is definitely worth looking at. We learnt a lot about history...More

Thank katyefg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. So much fun. Lots of history to listen to and watch. Enjoyed our day from beginning to end. Went directly from watching the noon day fun. Took the free transportation. Allow for 4 hours to take in the full experience....More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by chance and absolutely loved it, the reenactment staff are passionate and interesting with a great sense of humour. This was without doubt the best attraction we visited whilst on the island. There's a talk or display every hour. For a small...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was not a first choice because who wants to see an old cannon sitting at the top of an old fort. Circumstances saw me at the entrance gate with an ‘oh well’ I’m here. The minimal ‘actors’ three guys in Period British uniform conducted...More

Thank Les R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, a piece of British history with reenactment. We arrived just before 2 pm and joined the tour. Everyone was so helpful and entertaining. A non profit historic site, they deserve funding. A very special thank you to Mary, our granddaughter didn’t...More

Thank Lanexa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit of the 2pm was amazing. The fort is very different and the acting crew that guide US was fantastic. They act and explain the war Times and armoury and show us that they are passionate about the history. Suprising visit . I recommended...More

1  Thank Margarida G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was advised by a friend to go visit this fort which is a little out of the way. What I found was a very good historical museum, and interesting fort to wander around and friendly staff. Well worth a visit if you are a...More

Thank Tony K
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20 June 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Main tour is about an hour. Also talk/demo on history of rifles for 30 mins and firing of a smaller canon. You can also wander round and have a snack. Took about 2 to 2 and a half hours in total.
2 November 2015|
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Response from yulius888 | Property representative |
Once a year on May 5th or closest Sunday. A 20 kilogram blank charge is fired but it is loud enough
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18 September 2015|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Yes 80% of the fort is accessible to wheelchair users. please do not hesitate our staff at the gate to help you out if you need to. our soldiers will also be very happy to assist you once you reach the fort.