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Location  Birgu, Malta
Owner  Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna
Phone  +356 2189 6617
Type  War museum
Address  Birgu, Malta
Function  Museum
Malta at War Museum
Website  www.maltaatwarmuseum.com
Hours  Closed today Saint Joseph's Day might affect these hoursSunday(Saint Joseph's Day)ClosedMonday10AM–5PMTuesday10AM–5PMWednesday10AM–5PMThursday10AM–5PMFriday10AM–5PMSaturday10AM–5PM
Similar  Notre Dame Gate, Malta Maritime Museum, Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St Angelo, Fort Rinella
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The Malta at War Museum is a museum in Birgu, Malta, which is dedicated to Malta's role in World War II. The museum is housed within a barrack block and a rock-hewn air-raid shelter within Couvre Porte Counterguard.

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Location

The museum is housed within the Couvre Porte, a 17th-century counterguard forming part of the fortifications of Birgu. In the 18th century, casemates were built within the counterguard, and these were later converted into the barracks. During the Second World War, the barracks were used as a police headquarters, and later as a civil defence centre. At this point, air-raid shelters for the population of Birgu were dug in the rocks beneath the counterguard. Today, the barracks and shelters all form part of the museum.

Collections

The Malta at War Museum's collection consists of memorabilia such as weapons, uniforms, medals, documents and other items. It also features original film footage of the war, such as the 1943 propaganda film Malta G.C.

The museum was renovated and enlarged between September 2011 and April 2012.

References

Malta at War Museum Wikipedia


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