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Malta at War Museum

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The Malta at War Museum is located at the original historic entrance of Vittoriosa (Birgu), the older from the Three Cities. It stands to document for posterity the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders endured during the...more
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Couvre de Porte, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG 1810, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history, especially the military variety this will indeed strike a chord. Great exhibitions, informative and thought provoking. Tells you a lot about that small island and its colorful history.

Thank julieandtonyhardy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. So many things to see and learn about our beloved island Malta, during the war times. Perfect tour of the museum and shelter, with the guidance of the well organised tour guidance Ms. Ruth Muscat. The details and the...More

Thank Dominic E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this gem of a museum. It has the right combination of artefacts, very informative displays and multi-media to cater for all levels of knowledge and interest.

Thank Greenmantle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum showcases Maltas involvement in WWII using great collections of historic memorabilia, video, sound and walks you through the incredible labyrinth of underground tunnels used as bomb shelters. We did the self guided audio tour which was comprehensive and allowed us to move at...More

2  Thank hayles78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A comprehensive museum takes you from the rise of Italian fascism to the first bombing raids through to the tide turning as finally Sicily is overrun by the Allies and the bombing raids ease. The rations the local population were expected to live on are...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum covers the detailed goods and uniforms of the time along with weapons, a documentary and then a chance to actually walk through the tunnels used for shelter during air riads

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The warm welcome, the different media used and the eerie but great opportunity to wander about the labyrinthine shelter make for a top museum experience. Found the over ten euro fee a tad excessive though- one tip? Too cold an air conditioning system for a...More

Thank RJC85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were really friendly and helpful. You have to leave a form of id at the desk if you take the audio guide and put your bags in a locker. The audio doesn't always match up with the numbers but it is a good...More

Thank andrewrD4040ZB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum provides a thorough background to the experiences that the people of Malta suffered during the Second World War. The highlight for me was the tour through the underground shelters, carved out from the rock by the inhabitants. Ruth, our guide, was excellent, providing...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent guide who really brought the wartime experiences of the Maltese citizens to life. We could imagine the atmosphere in the crowded dark underground tunnels that provided shelter for up to 5 days at a time. It must have been very tough...More

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philip f
15 November 2015|
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Response from yulius888 | Property representative |
The top part of the museum is suitable for people with mobility problems, but the Air Raid Shelter, because of its caractheristics, is not for them. But just the part of the museum is amazing enough for a visit. You can... More
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10 January 2015|
Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. Yes we do have some information on the RWK regiment during WW2 while in Malta. I suggest that you will contact us via our website WIRTARTNA