There are three mannequin museums about the knights of St John on Malta. One called the "The Knights of Malta" in Mdina, one called "The Knights Hospitallers" also in Valletta, and this one. Don't get them confused. Having done so myself and ended up visiting all three, this one is easily the best, but it is also the hardest to find and least well advertised (I only knew it existed because of the tripadvisor reviews).
Look for it tucked away in the corner of independence square behind a sea of umbrellas from the cafes that cover most of the square. It is at the back on the right.
Once inside you get an audio guide and a description of the great siege of 1565, illustrated by life sized static mannequins. There is one obvious route to take and the places to press the buttons for the audio commentary are well signposted. Some of the famous details of the siege are well illustrated, and I found the length and level of detail just right.
Oh and you get a voucher for a free cup of coffee at the end. Somewhat oddly this is not to spend in the really nice coffee shop you pass through on the way out, but for the somewhat downmarket ones on the square that so well camouflage the entrance.
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