Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, Valletta

4.4
#2 of 60 in Museums in Malta
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 Fort St Elmo - 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. By using our Valletta trip itinerary planning website , you can arrange your visit to Fort St Elmo - National War Museum and other attractions in Valletta.
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  • Before going I had read the history of the 1656 Siege and of the Second World War in Malta. The Museum was pretty good on a gallop through history until about Napoleon. After that it was if the...  more »
  • Lots of space and not too many people which made it a perfect destination on a sunny day. Great views.  more »
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  • This is an excellent museum which gives the visitor an absorbing tour through the history of Malta. The displays are not just interesting but cleverly designed to enable a comprehensive study of the items set in differing formats which gives each of the periods displayed an extremely atmospheric feel. Cleverly, some of the displays are set in the floor, not the first time I've seen this method used but it is highly effective because the viewer looks down onto the items enabling much easier study. Allow two, or even three, hours if you are like me & prefer to read every descriptive notice. I thought this museum was excellent value for money. It seemed to me that considerable efforts had been made to enable disabled access using lifts to avoid the several stairs in this old, historic, stone barracks.
  • A must visit location when in Malta let alone Valletta. Absolutely brilliant telling of the torrid history of Malta which is told in 7 sections. You learn so much about why Malta was a strategically important place throughout history and also the historic battles for Malta. Lots to see as you wander around at your leisure and enjoy the fabulous views which are a bonus. There is a small charge to get in but well worth it. We spent about 3 hours in all and enjoyed every minute. If you like history, you will love this place. It is also spotlessly clean.
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