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MuseumMalta at War Museum

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About the museum

The Malta at War Museum (MAW) is located at Vittoriosa. It stands to document the great ordeal which the brave people of Malta and their defenders have endured during the dark days of the Malta Blitz (1940-43) in WW2.

Vittoriosa is Malta's old maritime city, first convent of the Knights of St. John before Valletta (1530), Great Siege Headquarters (1565) and former home to the Royal Navy (1800 – 1979). Ensconced within Dockyard Creek, it inevitably became one of the worst bombed places of the conflict with almost half of it being destroyed as a result of enemy action.

The museum is housed in an 18th century army barracks which served as a police station and air raid precautions center during the war. It sits on top of a massive underground rock-cut air raid shelter which offered refuge to hundreds of people. This shelter has been restored and forms part of the museum experience.

The MAW offers a rich collection of period artifacts and memorabilia ranging from personal items, documents, medals, uniforms and weaponry. It also features numerous period newsreels and sounds, hands-on interpretation and multilingual audio-guides.

Plan your visit

  • Couvre de Porte, Triq Couvre Porte, Birgu, South Eastern Region, BRG 1131, Malta
  • Today:
    09:00 - 17:00
    Mon
    10:00 - 16:30
    Tue
    10:00 - 16:30
    Wed
    10:00 - 16:30
    Thu
    10:00 - 16:30
    Fri
    10:00 - 16:30
    Sat
    10:00 - 16:30
    Sun
    10:00 - 16:30
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  • http://www.maltaatwarmuseum.com/

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  • Stefan

    5 out of 5 rating 10-17-2016

    Excellent museum!

  • ibrahim

    5 out of 5 rating 03-03-2016

    it's nice

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