A general photo of The Armoury
The Armoury has one of the larger collections of armoury and weapons in the region. The Order of St John had great interest in maintaining and updating their arsenal of weapons. When a knight of the Order died, his weapons and horses would revert to the Armoury for further use. The Armoury is divided in two rooms. The first one has mainly suits of armour, helmets and other corresponding parts, and the second part has mainly weapons.
There is a great variety in suits or armour, Spanish, Italian, French and Ottoman. The shapes of the corresponding helmets is astonishing and frightening at the same time, as psychology also plays a role in the art of war.
The finest collection is of 'parading' armour, such as the magnificent black suit embossed with gold, made for Grand Master Wignacourt. A number of such parading suits of armour have a complimentary set for the knight's horse.
Here one can also discover the differences in armour between the knights and their Turkish opponents.
The second room is filled with pistols, guns, swords, crossbows, spikes, lances, javelins, bayonets, hunting guns, sniper rifles, cannons and further assorted military paraphernalia.
9:00 - 17:00
Advice 30 minutes before closing
May be also closed on other days due to State functions and activities.
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Children (6-11 yrs)
|Youths (12-17 yrs)
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Photo below: You will become acquainted with various equipment, of the knights and Turks from various periods. Here, for example, the helmets.
Photo below: Various bullets are also shown. See here the stone balls.
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