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Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre

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Learn about how settlements were fortifies - great exhibition

This Centre is on the way up into the city from the Sliema Ferry landing point on the Valletta... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SteveC2004
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Was very taken with this visit. All was well presented and the information boards 'told it all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob D
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Centre is on the way up into the city from the Sliema Ferry landing point on the Valletta side. So if you are using that ferry, it is easy to get to this place and spend half an hour to an hour there. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SteveC2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very taken with this visit. All was well presented and the information boards 'told it all'. The display of graphics, artifacts and models were facinating. The tools used to build such imposing fortifications were so basic and yet the finished results are amazing. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting introduction into the history and design of local fortifications. There are lots of exhibits, information boards, etc., As we said in the title, this is a good place to visit before going to the actual sites, like St Elmo. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank grafran
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

After discovering that the ferry to Sliema had been suspended, we were looking for something to do. Right opposite the ferry sign lies the Fortress Builders museum. Inside you are greeted by a 17th Century drawbridge, followed by a plethora of information, scale models, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kelli W
Reviewed October 4, 2018

To get a history of Malta as set forth in the need for protection for the citizens from early to WW II, this is the place. On top of the rampart above the E1.50 ferry from Selma, part of the St. Anthony's bastion, by Trig...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

This museum is on the walk from the ferry terminal to the town centre of Valletta. We saw the signs and thought we would have a look inside and when we found out it was free we had to check it out. The people that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

This is a good experience when first in Valletta to give you a good overview about how Malta came about and their very proud history

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank John T
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The museum is in a vaulted warehouse. There's an ancient drawbridge displayed & lots of information about various invasions. The interactive displays weren't working but it's still worthwhile visiting this free museum.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JXX18
Reviewed September 6, 2018

A great place to start your Malta adventure as the history of the place is explained very well here. This is also probably the best part of the fort visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beamer23
Reviewed August 17, 2018

One can enjoy this, especially in early mornings, it is amazing in sunsets and sunrise, you can see the other cities, or the city of Sliema. The views are breath taking and is a must to visit!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Opening Hours: In Summer: Monday to Friday from 9:00-13:00                                                 Tuesday and Thursday open till 16:00 In Winter: Monday to Friday 10:00-16:00... More
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