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Palace Armoury, Valletta

Palace Armoury, Valletta (must see)

Open to the public as a museum since 1860, the Palace Armoury is an arms collection housed at the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta. It was the main armoury of the Order of St. John in the 17th and 18th centuries, and as such it was the last arsenal established by a crusader military order. Although today only a part of the original armoury still survives, it is still one of the world's largest collections of arms and armour still housed in its original building (although not the original location).

The Grandmaster's Palace is built around two courtyards, one of which is dominated by a statue of Neptune. The armoury runs the width of the back of the palace. From actual suits of armour found on the battlefields of Malta when it was attacked by the Arabs or Byzantines to swords and cannons, this is definitely a trip back into history!

Tip:
The armoury can also be visited on a joint ticket with the nearby Palace State Rooms, which are full of history and beautiful to look at. To get to the rooms, there are four flights of stairs or a lift to take.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am–5pm (last admission: 4:30pm)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Palace Armoury
Sight Location: Valletta, Malta
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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