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Interpretive panels describe the stunning views from around the Fort.

A 10 metre model allows visitors to explore the progression of the Fort over 400 years.

Tall panels line one of the original vaults.


Fort St. Angelo


Fort St. Angelo is the jewel in the crown of The Maltese Islands’ military heritage. According to legend, the fort stands on the site of a fortified Roman settlement. We are working closely with Heritage Malta and our local Maltese partners to bring the site’s incredible history to life.


When the Knights arrived on the Island in 1530, the Fort became the seat of the Grand Master of the Order. It was to play a heroic role in the Great Siege of 1565, when, against all odds, it managed to repel a formidable Saracen armada. The epic resistance of the Knights during the three-month siege gave the Fort its legendary status.


In the 19th century, the British took over the Fort and in 1912 it was officially listed as a ship, first as HMS Egmont and then in 1933 it was renamed HMS St. Angelo.


Nearing completion, the exhibition is integrated with the Fort. External storytelling signage references the Fort’s surroundings, and three vaults at the heart of the site reveal the events and personalities which shaped this national icon.



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