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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  • A really good trip through the military history of Malta. Nice to see inside Fort St Almo. A mixture of displays, videos and artifacts. There were 6 main exhibit rooms charting the military...  more »
  • I hadn’t originally planned to visit this museum as I had already gone to the Lascaris War Rooms, but the ticket agent at The Hypogeum (must see!) said it was amazing and he was right!!! Besides the....  more »
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  • This is at Fort St.Elmo, which itself has beautiful views. I loved the museum, especially getting to see the real George Cross awarded to Malta in WW2. Very interesting and well worth a visit, though a lot of reading of boards, so little ones might find it a bit boring. Malta has a rich history, much of which has seen various invaders fighting over it for it's strategic position - I never knew how influential a position it held in world history. Highly recommended.
  • A brilliantly comprehensive history of Malta housed in an old naval fort that manages to be both imposing and beautiful. A short walk from Valletta's centre and a direct run from the city gate. Definitely check this out when you visit if even just for the stunning vistas its bastions provide.

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