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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN HISTORY AT THE NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM
Malta’s National War Museum, located at the stunning fort St Elmo in Valletta and boasting panoramic harbour views, offers a chronological military history of Malta from the Bronze age to contemporary times. Recently refurbished, artefacts are displayed alongside photographic panels and audio-visual displays bringing history to life in an immersive experience perfect for all ages. From torpedoes to machine guns, the museum contains a wealth of WWII memorabilia. Among the most popular exhibits are Eisenhower’s Jeep and a wingless Gloster Gladiator biplane.
The museum’s most prized artefact remains the original George Cross. Presented to the population of Malta in 1942 by King George VI, the award commemorates the heroism and devotion of the Maltese people in light of their suffering during WWII and holds huge cultural significance. Opening hours run from 09:00—18:00 in summer and 09:00- 17:00 in winter. Tickets are €10 for adults and €5.50 for children. Infants go free whilst students and seniors benefit from a concession rate of €7.50. Popular bus routes include route 21 from Sliema but Valletta’s bus terminus serves the whole island. The museum is an ideal family excursion and an educational experience not to be missed.
Photography By Alenka
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