Interactive walkthrough and multimedia attractions offer an overview of Malta’s history in under an hour and are a great way to learn what you will later be looking at.
With 7,000 years of history, it is not surprising to find that such visitor attractions are abundant. You will find most of them in the capital Valletta and in the medieval walled city of Mdina. Most attractions deal with the period when the Knights of St. John ruled these islands. Others focus on earlier times, such as the middle ages, whilst others adopt a wider approach, starting from prehistory right down to the present.
Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna, St. Rocco Road, Kalkara, Malta
British Royal Engineers built Fort Rinella between 1878 and 1886 at a time when the Islands were threatened by the supremacy of the Italian navy. The fort was therefore equipped with a massive 100-ton gun as a coastal battery, designed to become the world’s largest cannon.
Mediterranean Street, Valletta, Malta
The Knights Hospitallers is a unique walk-through attraction, dealing with the history and work of the Knights of St. John, notably as their role as a monastic order of chivalry.
14/19 Casa Magazzini, Magazines Street, Mdina, Malta
Housed in Mdina’s gunpowder vaults, the Knights of Malta offers a series of tableaux and an audio-visual show, depicting the story of the Order’s origins during the crusades with The Blessed Gerard and the founding of the Hospital, the Knights’ arrival in Malta, how they delivered the Island fro …
Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Malta
The Lascrais War Rooms complex originates from the early stages of WW2 when an old communications tunnel running across under the Upper Barracca Gardens from Battery Street to the Valletta Main Ditch was converted into a Sector Operations Room by the Royal Engineers for Royal Air Force use.