National War Museum, Valletta

National War Museum, Valletta (must see)

Located in Fort Saint Elmo, the National War Museum is one of the most popular museums in Malta. From 1975 to 2014, its collection mainly focused on WWI and WWII. Since its renovation in 2015, the museum contains artifacts relating to the military history of Malta ranging from the Bronze Age to Malta's entry into the European Union in 2004.

There are various photographic panels showing life in Malta during WWII, especially the hardships of civilian life and damage from aerial bombardment. One of the highlights includes the fuselage of a Gloster Sea Gladiator N5520, the only survivor from the Hal Far Fighter Flight. The museum also contains a Willys Jeep 'Husky' used by Dwight D. Eisenhower before the invasion of Sicily and also by Roosevelt while visiting Malta. The George Cross that was awarded to Malta by King George VI in April 1942 is also on display at the museum. The collection also contains wreckage from crashed aircraft, captured German machine guns, a torpedo, trench mortars and other weapons.

Why You Should Visit:
The history of Malta through the ages and tickets are valid for a month.
Very well displayed museum and worth a couple of hours.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-6pm (Jun-Oct); 9am-5pm (Nov-May)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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National War Museum on Map

Sight Name: National War Museum
Sight Location: Valletta, Malta
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Museums Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Valletta, Malta

Create Your Own Walk in Valletta

Create Your Own Walk in Valletta

Creating your own self-guided walk in Valletta is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums Walking Tour

Museums Walking Tour

Valletta is a city that is proud to share its heritage with visitors. Due to the small size of the town, there are only a few museums in Valletta. However, the historic and art exhibitions offer a fascinating glimpse into the local culture.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Valletta Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Valletta Remarkable Places of Worship Tour

Valletta has an amazing collection of religious buildings. Renowned for their architectural beauty and cultural value, they attract a huge number of tourists. Take this tour to see the best of these stunning masterpieces of craftsmanship, creativity and devotion.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Valletta, the capital of Malta, is a World Heritage destination and one of the key historic centers of Europe housing a number of quality museums, palaces and grand churches. Among them is a Baroque landmark St. John’s Co-Cathedral. The abundance of well-preserved ancient structures in Valletta attracts crowds of tourists every year. Follow this orientation walk to explore the most popular...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Valletta Landmarks Tour

Valletta Landmarks Tour

Valletta proudly boasts a number of breathtaking landmarks and monuments that will impress even the most well-traveled visitor. This huge city, rich in culture and history, offers marvelous sightseeing. Here is a rundown of spots you should definitely visit during your time in Valletta.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km