The Malta Experience
The Malta Experience
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
The Malta Experience Is Malta's Premier Tourist Attraction. Discover the turbulent and inspiring history of the Maltese Islands with this unique and informative audio-visual tour that combines a 45-minute historical documentary show and a 30-minute visit of La Sacra Infermeria, an old hospital built by the Knights of St. John. This tour is an ideal first stop for visitors who wish to discover the Maltese Islands and step back in time to relive Malta's history. The attraction is open daily including Saturdays and Sunday (from 11:00 AM every hour), and the cafe and souvenir shop are open daily.
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4.0
2,398 reviews
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829
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256
Poor
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John
Dartford, UK5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The tour guide after the film show was so knowledgeable and interesting to listen to. She answered all the questions raised at the end of her tour and was a shining example of the best of Maltese people.
Written 25 November 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words! We're delighted to hear that our tour guide made your experience memorable with her knowledge and engaging storytelling. If you have any more questions or if there's anything else we can assist you with, please feel free to let us know. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards
Written 27 November 2023
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Ronald R
Stromness, UK257 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This audio visual film is very good at explaining the history and story of Malta through the ages. There are 17 languages available on the armrest controls for your headset, certainly plenty of options. The seats were quite comfortable, the picture quality was ok but maybe a bit dates presentation wise. well for us anyway. This is not really a criticism, just an observation.

We really enjoyed the tour of La Sacra Infermeria, our lady guide on the 4th of Nov tour show start at 1pm unfortunately forgot her name but she deserves a mention, really brought it to life and made it so relatable. Quite ahead of their time in certain methods, well as long as you were male? We also enjoyed the theatre part of the tour as it showed where it was, as we were to be there the next night at the Rockwired concert. In our opinion it is so worth a visit. A little tip if you have a Malta discount card it gave us a 50% off the entry, well worth it.
Written 24 November 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the audio-visual film on Malta's history and the tour of La Sacra Infermeria. We'll pass on your compliments Anna, our guide. Kind regards
Written 27 November 2023
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Wayne Assiratti
Dover, UK5 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The video was informative however when purchasing the ticket we were not informed that the infirmary tours were not running today. This meant we paid 14 euros (each) for a 45 minute video. When the two staff on duty were asked about this they were very rude stating that we should have known from the price of the tickets, even though no price breakdown was displayed on the gate. When asked to speak to a manager I was informed that none were available.
The entire reason we visited was to visit the La Sacra Infermia so very disappointed. Problem could easily have been averted with a simple notice (stating no infirmary tours today) displayed at the gate in the currently empty frame.
Written 22 November 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are so sorry to hear about the negative experience your encountered during your visit. Although we instructed our team to inform guests about the unavailability of the Sacra Infermeria Tour and offer a reduced rate of EUR 14 for the 45-minute documentary, it is clear that there was a miscommunication and it did not align with the level of service we strive to provide. We take your feedback seriously, and we will look into the matter straight away. To express our sincere apologies, we would like to offer you 2 complimentary tickets for the Sacra Infermeria tour on any day and time of your choosing. Please contact us on info@themaltaexperience.com to arrange the details. We look forward to the opportunity to make amends. Kind regards
Written 23 November 2023
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Kelly O
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
Incredibly informative show - really brought all that I had learned on the trip together. I actually think that it would be good to go at the beginning of the trip and again at the end. We especially enjoyed the tour at the end - the tour guide was exceptional!
Written 14 November 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for the review. We're thrilled our show enhanced your trip experience. We're delighted you enjoyed the tour, and our guide appreciates your kind words. Looking forward to hosting you again! Kind regards
Written 20 November 2023
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RuthDatalogics
West Dundee, IL27 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I really enjoyed this introductory film to the long amazing history of Malta. Yes the technology was older but it is impeccable maintained and really what has changed in 3 years compared with 7000 that are included here. Everyone can listen in their own language. Our guide for the hospital tour was a treasure. Some colleagues got an app driven tour and didn’t get half as much info as we did. A fascinating place on a fascinating town in a fascinating country!
Written 9 November 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Malta experience. The history, hospital tour, and multilingual accessibility are what we aim for. It's great to hear our guide added value compared to the app tour. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you again. Kind regards
Written 20 November 2023
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Jens C
Gelnhausen, Germany14 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Expensive documentary (18 EUR plus charges !!) of only 45 minutes. This is not a film but just photos and pictures. It has been existing since the early 1980's without any substantial changes. After the documentary a guided brief tour through an old hospital follows which is neither interesting.
Written 30 October 2023
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Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback. As mentioned your Google Review, we're sorry to hear that you found the documentary expensive and outdated. Please note the price of EUR 18, apart from the 45-minute documentary, it also includes a 30 minute guided tour of the Sacra Infermeria, the hospital built by the Knight's of St John, justifying the price of EUR 18. Your opinion however is valuable to us, and we will take it into consideration as we work to improve the experience. Kind regards
Written 31 October 2023
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Accacia
Flanders, Belgium60 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Although the ticket price of € 18 may seem a bit hefty at first, this 45-minute film documentary gives you an ideal introduction to Malta's long history. A translation into a wide range of languages is available.
Included in the ticket price is a 30-minute live commented tour through what remains of the Sacra Infermeria, the Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St John. We found it an interesting bonus to see how ingenious people were when it came to medical care so many hundreds of years ago.
Written 29 October 2023
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Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback! It's great to know you found our documentary and the Sacra Infermeria tour interesting. Kind regards
Written 30 October 2023
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Lesley E
Kenley, UK6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. The audio-guides attached to seats offered a choice of 17 languages, which was the most I have ever seen. The film was interesting and well paced; giving enough information for everything to make sense, but without overloading.

The hospital tour was led by Anna, a very knowledgeable lady, with a great sense of humour. She really made the experience.
Written 28 October 2023
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Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you and your daughter had a wonderful time! Thank you for the kind words about the multilingual audio-guides and Anna's exceptional tour. We hope to see you both again soon! Kind regards
Written 30 October 2023
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bookworm656
Mississauga, Canada86 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Malta Experience was recommended to us as a "must do" by a Maltese friend. It did not disappoint!

The documentary film is narrated in multiple languages via headset, while the background music is played over the theater sound system.

The film covers thousands of years of history, with a focus on the "more recent" events of the 18th century.

The guided tour of the Holy Infirmary was well worth the additional cost. (18 Euros combined total/person)
Written 23 October 2023
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Dear Guest, It's wonderful to hear that you followed your Maltese friend's recommendation to visit The Malta Experience and most of all that it lived up to the expectations! Thank you for sharing your positive review! If you have any more questions or need further information about Malta, feel free to ask. Kind regards
Written 23 October 2023
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Chris C
5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
If you want to know about the whole history of Malta from many years BC to now in one 45 minute audio visual this is for you. We absolutely loved it. We wanted to know more about the island after our visit. The AV is followed by an interesting tour of the hospital which forms part of the building. Our local guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about the working of the hospital.
Written 20 October 2023
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Dear Guest, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the 45-minute audiovisual presentation on Malta's history and the hospital tour. It's great that you found it so engaging and informative. Kind regards
Written 23 October 2023
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