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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 yesterday

The Museum was well kept and very informative. There were many points of interest and as I had my 10 year old granddaughter with me, we learned alot after touring the museum. Especially enjoyed the WWII underground.

Thank Valarie M B
Reviewed yesterday

The museum is located where Malta was bombed the most in WWII. The underground shelter is a reminder of how terrible war is. Make sure to wear the hard hat when you visit the shelter as it’s not that something might fall on your head,...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 days ago

very good displays and information on malta's role in WW2. an excellent real life news movie. expensive compared to other museums and tourist attractions on malta.More

Thank tenhb
Mario F, Owner at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your visit and review. But I find it very odd that you have found our entrance fee at €12 expensive. Our museum is run by an independent charity which relies on its own funding. There would certainly be no museum to visit...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Close to the bus stop of Riche, near the gate into the old city, there's this museum. It has a lot of stuff (clothes, weapons, tools, etc.) and multimedia material (video, maps, plates) related to the World War II in Malta. I think that the...More

Thank neo_marcopolo
Mario F, Owner at Malta at War Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your visit and review but in saying that eth entrance fee to this museum is expensive because you found it small is very unfair. Have you visited the enormous underground air raid shelter under this museum for instance which is fully conserved...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Full of history and very interesting the Museum is well worth a visit. See how the Island responded and reacted to WWII. The bravery, courage and resilience is shown through exhibits, artefacts, displays and of course the underground tunnels. Had a refreshing cold drink and...More

Thank kenB1993
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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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

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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