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The Knights Hospitallers

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Address: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Island of Malta SPB 07, Malta

This is a small museum within the conference centre of the knights of...

This is a small museum within the conference centre of the knights of Malta, in Valletta. The Blurb for this reads“Beneath the ‘Sacra Infermeria’, beside the historic Fort St Elmo, you will discover the chivalrous world of the Hospitaller Knights. Wander in an authentic site and relive and experience a past golden age. Now, you can go back in time through sights, sounds and smells – from the Crusades to the Great Siege, the glorious Hospital and the Plague. Travel across 700 years of history, of the Knights of St John.”

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Very interesting visit, well worth the time. Incredible to see how effective this hospital was . Takes about half an hour or so to go round it.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Koblenz, Germany
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37 reviews
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Very interesting but focused to much on the French aspect. Could have been more visual aids and you had to read an awful lot to find out the history. Would have liked to know more about the knights and their work

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting visit, well worth the time. Incredible to see how effective this hospital was . Takes about half an hour or so to go round it.

Thank Alians5
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not worth the money, 20 mins and it's all over. Just one room to see and its empty. They just tell you what was there. Not even theatrical effects.

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not an enormous amount to see. The two large halls where the patients were treated - the well-off upstairs, the poorer people on the lower level - are impressive in their dimensions, but it is difficult to visualise what they were like in their original manifestation. Our tour guide was good on the gruesome details of medical treatment... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is much to see here in the cellars. The displays are good. The problem is getting access to the hospital ward, one of the biggest in the world! You can ask at the Malta Experience and pay a modest sum to join a group without having to go to the whole show. It is definitely worth seeing: each bed... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited right at opening, as this was the one attraction i really wanted to see during our short shore time in Valletta. I enjoyed reading all the written material on the walls which shared information about the practices of the time and the logistics of running a hospital with a surge capacity of over 900 patients! My children passed... More 

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Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

we went with a guide from the Malta Experience (chose only the infirmary) who showed us the two huge wards for the infirmary, the great hall that used to be the garden. She was well informed. HOWEVER she indicated an area where there was stuff but she couldn't take us. When we asked at the Infirmary desk itself they said... More 

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Belgrade, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We had read the reviews and brochures about this museum. It sounded of interest to us but we had no idea what we would actually see, hear and view. This is a very detailed and well developed exhibit. The life size figures in their uniforms and in action were well made up. The smaller encased exhibits were so well detailed... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Despite having sold me a ticket there was nowhere that wasnt off limits or any way to join the guided tour , staff unfriendly and unhelpul and not interested, dont waste your Money go to the Malta experience orthe War Museum. Complete rip off

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were lucky in that we had a marvellous guide who had the whole group hanging on her every word. The description of the care of the sick (males only) from the richest to the poorest was explained in such detail and with the building still showing the evidence you could easily imagine what it was like. Well worth the... More 

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