Step back in time and see one of the fiercest weapons of the Victorian era at Fort Rinella. Completed in 1886, the fort was intended to protect British interests in the Mediterranean and safeguard shipping routes through the Suez Canal to India. Relatively small, the fort still packed a punch thanks to its 100-ton Armstrong gun, the largest muzzle-loading piece of artillery ever made. To give visitors a sense of the Empire era, volunteers of the Malta Heritage Trust offer guided tours and stage reenactments of life in the 19th century British army. You can also watch swordsmanship displays, cavalry shows, and artillery firing. Check the schedule of events online. Before you head to Kalkara, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kalkara online day trip planner, to make sure you see all that Kalkara has to offer, including Fort Rinella.
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Fort Rinella Reviews
I have visited many Museums and ex Military establishments all over the World and this was the best experience ever. From the time we were greeted at the Sentry Box by Jeremy throughout our four and..... more »
Fort Rinella is a hidden gem of Malta. A fascinating trip back in time and a chance to explore the largest gun. The museum is well laid out giving real incite to military life. The staff and... more »
Great experience, very impressive display and demonstration of a soldier's life. the staff being in uniform and in role makes it all much more authentic and fun. full tour is highly recommended.
I really enjoyed this fort. I got there in right time so I went to all live lectures about history of guns, movie about big canon. I enjoyed shooting from old rifle. One of best museums for army and war history lover!
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