Fort St Elmo - National War Museum, Valletta

4.4
#2 of 60 in Museums in Malta
Learn more about Malta's role as a war fortress over the years, as well as the contributions of the local population to the war efforts of World War I and World War II, at Fort St Elmo - National War Museum. The museum sits within the iconic Fort St. Elmo and recounts the actions that led to the two wars and it highlights their local and global consequences. The museum also includes exhibitions detailing military history starting from 1798. Artifacts on display include old uniforms, medals, road signs, and munitions, as well as original footage and photos. Be sure to see the rare George Cross, awarded to Malta as a symbol of their brave resistance to the Nazi bombings, and the fuselage of the last remaining Gloster Sea Gladiator FAITH airplane. By using our Valletta trip itinerary planning website , you can arrange your visit to Fort St Elmo - National War Museum and other attractions in Valletta.
Create an itinerary including Fort St Elmo - National War Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Fort St Elmo - National War Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
2,760 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • The one place to visit on Malta, if you see nothing else. The sections take you in chronological sequence from ancient history to modern times. The audio visual displays are excellent. No previous kno...  more »
  • Plenty of reviews on this, we found it to be an excellent way to understand Malta's history. My one tip would be to buy the combined Malta Experience ticket and watch the film first as it explains eve...  more »
Google
  • A nice retrospect is depicted here. Was surprised to learn so many interesting less-known facts about the country and its place/role in history. The staff is very helpful and friendly. The gift shop is typical, with their signature bear on display with proceeds going towards keeping the battery and other parts of the Fort operational. Worth a visit for history buffs.
  • Excellent historical museum! Really informative, with modern and visually-attractive display, including well made videos. Recommended to everybody, not only history enthusiasts. However, I’m not sure whether small children can engage in the storyline. The focus topics are: the Muslim siege in XVI century and the „siege” during Second World War.
Places to stay near Fort St Elmo - National War Museum

Plan your trip to Valletta

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Valletta

View all >
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h

Side trips from Valletta

3.6
Duration: 4​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Historic Sites in Valletta

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min
3.7
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 30​min

Hidden gems in Valletta

4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Valletta

4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 8​h
5.0
Duration: 4​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h