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The Knights Hospitallers

Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Island of Malta SPB 07, Malta
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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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“hospital ward” (11 reviews)
“wax figures” (6 reviews)
Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Island of Malta SPB 07, Malta
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

This building tour is included within Malta Experience, it is well worth walking around after the 1 hrs movie, the history of Knights Hospitallers, and their role in development of treatment for the sick in Malta within huge underground tunnels is amazing.

Thank Markqn1
Reviewed 27 August 2015

An interesting experience of how the sick were treated by the Knights, especially the difference between the rich and the poor of the time.

1  Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 21 August 2015

An excellent guided tour giving the history of the hospital. Our guide was very knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about the history of her island.

Thank LLock
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Mainly laid out using was figures in displays, with reading boards throughout. Clearly shows how it operated as a military hospital, and also to deal with plague issues in the area. Food supplies were fairly shared with all patients, and this was controlled by the...More

Thank michieg121
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Really interesting little place - fascinating to hear how the hospital facilities were so much better than those today!

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the Knights Hospitallers above all because we were shown round in a small group by a highly articulate and knowledgeable lady guide. It's the subterranean building where the Knights of St John established their hospital, to treat their own members...More

Thank JanWindleArtist
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Deep underground. Well laid out and detailed notes around to read. Staff very friendly and helpful. God to visit in tandem with the war museum as close by.

Thank angie056
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Like many of the historic buildings in Malta it is difficult to believe how old they really are. This one is no exception, it exudes the atmosphere of the Knights and is well worth visiting.

Thank raymondd5
Reviewed 30 July 2015

For only 4.5 euros this museum is worth a visit. It consists mainly of wax dummies and models a narrative in various language. I found the whole exhibit very interesting, and it was surprisingly cool considering the intense heat outside.

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The Sacra Infermeria(The Holy Infirmery) is a former hospital established by the Order of the Knights of Malta in 1574. Today,only the underground halls and corridors(looking like a maze) of the former hospital can be visited,the main part is now a conference centre.Interesting,worth a visit!

1  Thank zuv
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10 September 2017|
Response from Nadia S | Reviewed this property |
The tour comes with the paid admission to the Malta Experience. The film starts on the hour and last 45 minutes then the tour starts right after the film completed. When we went it is starting from 11am, 12p, 1p then again... More