Fort St. Elmo & National War Museum



Fort St. Elmo is a 5 star fort that guards the Marsamxett and Grand Harbours.

The fort was built in 1552 by the Knigthts of St John in just 4 months and in was in the front line during the attack my the Turks during the 1565’s Great Siege.

The fort has recently been restored and since 2015 contains the National War Museum.

The National War Museum  showcases  audiovisual displays which covers both the Great Siege and WW2.

The museum hold the George Cross that was awarded to the population of Malta in 1942 for their heroism.

The fort contains the Chapel where the Knights fought to the death to protect the alter in 1559.

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Visiting Fort St. Elmo & National War Museum


Daily 9:00-18:30h (Jun-Oct), Daily 9:00-17:00h (Nov-May)


Adults: €10, Youths (12-17): €7.50, Children (6-11): €5.50

Address: Fort St Elmo Valletta VLT 1741 Malta

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