National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
Historical Site

Descend into the fascinating depths of Valletta, built first as a fortress and then as a city. Valletta’s underground was its lifeline. Apart from tunnels for the movement of troops and for grain storage, underground spaces were essential for two other crucial factors: water and drainage, both vital for survival of the city under siege, but also during peace time.

Centuries later, a new frenzy of digging began. The Second World War saw 17,000 tonnes of bombs dropped over Malta. The population of Valletta moved underground into a dense network of shelters that expanded on existing tunnels and cisterns to shield people from certain death. A tale of desperation, and resistance.

Valletta, a world heritage site, cannot be fully appreciated without experiencing what lies beneath it. A unique experience of defence and survival.

Opening Hours
Sunday 10:00 - 13:00
Monday 10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00
Ticket Prices
Adults € 15.00
Senior 60+ € 10.00
Students € 10.00
Youths 12-17 years € 10.00
Children 6-11 years € 10.00
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Casa Cassar, Triq il-Vittorja, Valletta
Vjal Nelson, Valletta
Auberge de Provence, Republic Street, Valletta
Pjazza Kastilja, Pope Pius V Street, Valletta
Museum Art Gallery