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The Knights Hospitallers

Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Island of Malta SPB 07, Malta
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Maltese Islands Historical Audio Visual Show and Tour of La Sacra Infermeria
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This is a small museum within the conference centre of the knights of Malta, in Valletta. The Blurb for this reads“Beneath the ‘Sacra Infermeria’, beside the historic Fort St Elmo, you will discover the chivalrous world of the Hospitaller Knights. Wander in an authentic site and relive and experience a past golden age. Now, you can go back in time through sights, sounds and smells – from the Crusades to the Great Siege, the glorious Hospital and the Plague. Travel across 700 years of history, of the Knights of St John.”
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“hospital ward” (11 reviews)
“wax figures” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Island of Malta SPB 07, Malta
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"malta experience"
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"hospital ward"
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"wax figures"
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"guided tour"
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"worth a visit"
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"interesting visit"
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"very interesting museum"
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"combined ticket"
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"ticket price"
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"great insight"
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"st john"
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"malta's history"
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"patients"
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"wards"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

took tour as part of Malta Experience. 20mins. very informative. little hidden gem. well worth the visit.

Thank alanpunter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building has amazing architecture. The worlds first hospital built in 1565. Lots of dark tunnels. Learn about the history of medicine.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got the guided tour with our Malta experience ticket. An amazing space steeped in history. Our guide was superb.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended an evening reception here - what an honour! The whole place is magnificent. Stunningly restored. Unique venue. We were given a short talk on the place by our hosts but not sure what happens for individual visitors.

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know why I didn't fully appreciate this but it failed to grab my attention. There was much in the way of history but it seemed like things were missing from the display of empty, and it wasn't cheap to walk around. Ilke most things,...More

1  Thank E S
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The ever-enterprising Maltans preserved La Sacra Infermia, the historic lower hospital area of the St. John's Knights, while making the upper story into a gorgeous convention center. When we visited it was shortly after a journalist had been car bombed and on the cusp of...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This doesn't take long to walk around. It is easy to follow the history on the walls and the scenes created by modelling. The 'show' is all in the basement which was the ward to look after people with mental illnesses. The rest of the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Would give this three and a half stars if I could. The displays are interesting and informative but the models are probably best suited to children.

Thank russAustralia
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Took a visit here after visiting The Malta Experience as just across the road. You visit a bit of it during The Malta Experience but we wanted to see a bit more. The guide was very good and very informative. Was a fairly quick tour...More

Thank Wendy G
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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit, especially if you want to learn more about the knights. There’s a couple of suits of armour to see & several scenes made with wax works. Horrifying to see the tiny little cells carved out of the stone where mental...More

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Response from Nadia S | Reviewed this property |
The tour comes with the paid admission to the Malta Experience. The film starts on the hour and last 45 minutes then the tour starts right after the film completed. When we went it is starting from 11am, 12p, 1p then again... More
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