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The Malta at War Museum is located on the eastern side of the Grand Harbour at Vittoriosa. It is conveniently housed in Couvre Porte Gate, the original walled entrance into the city. It can be reached via all major roads to Cottonera (Three Cities) onto Vittoriosa (a.k.a. Birgu) following directional signs.
The Malta at War is well served by buses number 2 & 3 from Valletta main station. There is a bus stop just outside Couvre Porte Gate, Vittoriosa. Please alight there.
By Harbour Ferry
A harbour ferry operates between Valletta and Vittoriosa every 15 mins leaving from the Lascaris Quay, Valletta. The boat stops 10 mins away from the museum which can easily be reached following the directional signs. The boat departure point in Valletta can be reached by taking the lift from the Upper Barracca Gardens down to Lascaris Quay and then cross the road.
The museum is open from Monday to Sunday between 10.00am and 5.00pm.
Closed: New Year's Eve, New Year, Good Friday, Easter, Santa Marija 15 August, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Guided tours & Film shows
A visit to the MAW museum includes a guided tour in English, the screening of the original WW2 documentary 'Malta G.C.' made in 1942 and a walk-around the extensive underground air raid shelter positioned below the museum. Allow 45 minutes for your visit.
The museum is also equipped with free audio-guides in Arabic, English, Dutch, German, Maltese, Spanish, Russian, French, Danish, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.
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