Building - Esplora Interactive Science Centre
This fort was built in the period 1937 and 1938 to protect the coastline of St. Paul's Bay / Mellieħa Bay. This fort also protected British seaplanes that were stationed in Mistra Bay.
In order not to let the fort stand out from the sky, the fort was surrounded by thin walls and the buildings were built at a great distance from each other. From the air it seemed like a normal countryside layout.
In the course of the Second World War the fort was expanded with a radar installation and barracks were added.
The design of the fort is a typical fortification of the British Empire built in the period around the Second World War.
The three 6-inch guns in particular were important for the defence of the coastline. The fort could be defended for an attack from the land with machine gun posts.
The fort also contained a command post, underground rooms, water resources, bomb shelters, generator rooms, searchlights, etc.
The fort remained intact and guarded until the early 1970s. Afterwards, vandals kept their house there.
Pay attention! Vandals have removed the steel roof support in various buildings. As a result, the roof construction is no longer safe. It is therefore advised not to enter the buildings.
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 - 15:00
Saturday - Sunday - public Holidays
10:00 - 17:00
Advice 60 minutes before closing
Ticket / admission fee
Adults (16+ yrs)
€ 6.00 + € 2.00
Youth (3- 15 yrs)
€ 4.00 + € 1.00
Children (0-2 yrs)
|Disability Card Holders
€ 3.00 + € 1.00
Seniors Card Holders
€ 4.00 + Free
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