The War Museum Collection

permanent exhibition

in short

Throughout its long and eventful history Malta endured countless wars, and the story of Malta during the Second World War is one of the greatest dramas of history. The War Museum records the significant part played by Malta that earned the Island its reputation as the Fortress Island.
National War Museum, Valletta
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Visitor entrance

Fort St. Elmo
St. Elmo Place
VLT 02 Valletta

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in detail

Several principal exhibits are displayed in the main hall. Among other war relics are the Italian E-Boat, a Bofors anti-aircraft gun, the Willis Jeep ‘Husky’, and the Gloster Gladiator ‘Faith’. Also on display are the George Cross, awarded to Malta by King George VI, the Book of Remembrance of civilians and servicemen killed during the years 1940-43, and the illuminated Scroll presented to the “People and Defenders of Malta”, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943.

Certainly worth examining are the prestigious awards and decorations received by Maltese servicemen and civilians during the Second World War for acts of bravery and sacrifice far beyond the call of duty.

The left annex is mainly dedicated to the Royal Navy, where various uniforms, insignia and equipment are displayed. Special sections highlight prominent episodes such as the famous Malta convoys. The principal exhibits in the air hall are a section of a Spitfire, a Junkers Juno engine and a Messerschmitt wing. Also displayed are propellers, armaments, instruments, as well as relics and pictorial material relating to Axis raids.

Due credit is given to the contribution of the civilian population. Various photographs depict the role of the Civil Service, the Church, the Dockyard, the Police, the Air Raid Precautions Organisation, the Special Constabulary, the Home Guard, the Boy Scouts and other Maltese men and women.
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Opening Times

09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00

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