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Grandmaster's Palace

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1191, Malta
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We bought the joint ticket for the state rooms and the armoury. Due to refurbishment the tapestries were not on show, but you still have to pay the same price! Not much to see on the state rooms, however the armoury rooms did make up...More

3  Thank Linda R
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 March 2013

For the cost of 10 Euros each, there are four rooms with furniture and wall hangings to view from behind rope barriers. There are three corridors which are only partly accessible to tourists and if you want to visit the armoury they want another 10...More

6  Thank AdrianCLuton
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This a well curated exhibition with a clear history of the Order of St John. Great displays of the formal rooms and one of the largest collections 16 th centuary armoury in Europe

Thank perfectpillow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit to get a good idea of early Maltese history. I think you definitely need to get the audio set in order to make any sense of the various rooms. They’re quite easy to use and give a good explanation of things like...More

Thank 87wendywoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited the Armoury as the State Rooms we’re closed. I cannot recall seeing so many weapons in one place before. It really brought home the brutality of ancient warfare and the arduous conditions these knights had to endure.

Thank G34DSmarkn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the Grand Master’s Palace deserves a place on any itinerary for a visit to Malta, especially if you have any interest in history beyond that of WWII. When we visited we had a little trouble finding the entrance though. If you are heading...More

1  Thank Geobar01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only some of the staterooms were open and we also visited the armoury. In the staterooms no audio guides were available and precious little assistance. There was next to no information about the rooms or the artwork, so without the audio guide we left none...More

Thank redsgothenburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son particularly liked this. It was interesting and well presented and like other buildings was surprisingly huge inside

Thank Suemo123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went round the grandmasters palace with no audio guide offered to us. It was a struggle to get them for the next stage which was the armoury. Very grumpy and rude staff were markedly in contrast to all the other people we’d met in...More

Thank Stan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum, it can be done in 90 mins if you go at a fast pace. Do opt for the audio guide (no extra cost) as this really completes the visit. This museum is tied best in Malta with the St Elmo's Fort.

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But even though the signs said open the state rooms were closed. Did not want to see the armoury. Saw a very nice internal courtyard, and the guards doing their bit for onlookers. Just have to return if time permits.

Thank poggy11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a cross between an impressive building that is home to the President, and a Museum with large, sparsely furnished state rooms. We spent 15 minutes - a coffee on the square would have been more worthwhile.

1  Thank Daman S
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17 October 2018|
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Response from chartwell372016 | Reviewed this property |
Two hours would be more than enough.
19 February 2018|
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Response from Marion S | Reviewed this property |
You buy them next door in the armoury. The ticket admits you to both.
21 July 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
the best place to check is ETC...jobsplus.gov.mt Its the Malta official government employment agency.