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Fortifications Interpretation Centre

The building is from around 1585. The origin of the use is not known, but it was built bomb-free (for the military artillery from that time).

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In the WWII the roof was destroyed and the first floor damaged.

The Fortress Builders Fortifications Interpretation Centre was established on February 2013.

The Interpretation Centre's mission statement is to explore both the uniqueness of the islands fortified constructions and the creativity of their architects.

With the help of models, old drawings, audio-visual presentations and scale models made of wood, you will be made clear how a fortification is structured. It also explains why a fort or city is built in a certain way.
Opening hours
Mondays to Friday
9:00 - 13:00
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 - 16:00
Mondays to Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturdays 9:30 - 13:00
Last admission

Advice 45 minutes before closing
Ticket / admission fee


Latest news and original website of the attraction / spot / advent
Additional information

This drawing clearly shows how Valletta's fortification is structured.

Wooden models make a good impression of the structure of a fortification.

Using clear sketches the details of a fortification is displayed and the name of a fortification part is mentioned.

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