Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, Valletta

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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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  • As others have said, don’t get carried away with the war museum in the title. There is plenty to educate you on the history of Malta and reinforce your understanding of its strategic position in the.....  more
    As others have said, don’t get carried away with the war museum in the title. There is plenty to educate you on the history of Malta and reinforce your understanding of its strategic position in the.....  more »
  • this old fort is just as it was all those years ago and by adding the war museum makes this a brilliant place to visit 
    this old fort is just as it was all those years ago and by adding the war museum makes this a brilliant place to visit  more »
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  • Amazing experience for both kids and myself. We began our visit through a walk through of the outer part of the fort that included breath taking views of the port. We then went through the well kept National War Museum. The museum is very informative, including different media depicting history of the fort through centuries. Well done Heritage Malta.
  • If I was looking for a war museum or to learn about Malta's importance through history, this place is really good. I was just nearby and curious. Staff were nice and the place is very well maintained and the exhibits are well thought out and tell a good story, but it failed to blow my socks off. If you're someone studying the world wars or Malta's history, this is a great attraction, but I wouldn't put it on my list for a family day out.

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