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The Malta aviation museum (in Ta’ Qali)

The  Malta aviation museum (in Ta’ Qali)

Today I’m telling you about my visit to the Malta aviation museum, starting from the useful information for your visit
Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 Sunday (from June to September on Sundays it closes at 13:00):
How to get there: 56 from Valletta; 186 from Bugibba; 202 from Sliema; the stop is, for all 3, the one in front of the stadium in Ta ‘Qali. You can not miss it because the stops are well marked;
Museo dell'aeronauticaAdmission fee: € 7 for adults, 6€ for “senior” and students (only with document proving their student status); € 2 for children between 3 and 12 years;
Not far from the bus stop, the museum is divided into three hangars and the ticket office is located in the one on the right of the entrance.
There are many explanatory panels and are all written in English except those relating to the section about the Italian mission in Malta (this was mission for the Maltese troops training). I enjoyed the high presence of explanations:
Museo dell'aeronauticaI love to visit this kind of museum (perhaps because my father was a commander of Civil Aviation?), but I have a hard time remembering all the models that are usually found on display in these museums. The three hangars are divided in this way: in the first hangar there is the Malta air battle memorial and there are located the WWII airplane (Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX, Hawker Hurricane Mk IIa and airworthy de Havilland Tiger Moth). The second hangar is the one of the main exhibition, with planes and helicopters from the post war period; in the third hangar is located the “Romney Exhibition
Museo dell'aeronauticaThis is the hangar where the ticket office and the shop are located and where are exposed the Navy Jets and Link Trainer, and where there is a small exhibition of models, uniforms and other items.
Always in the third hangar there is also the space for the aircraft restoration (if you are lucky you can find someone at work on a plane).
Finally, always in the third and final hangar, you can also get into a civil airliner cockpit and, if you want, you can sit at the controls. There is very few people visiting this small museum: the positive side is that the visit will flow more easily, but it’s also true that is a little bit disappointing because, in my opinion, it is a very interesting museum . If you need the bathroom, it’s not far from the beginning of the tour (and it is very clean). I close this brief post with a few more photos taken during my visit to the museum.
Museo dell'aeronautica

Museo dell'aeronautica

Museo dell'aeronautica

Museo dell'aeronautica

Museo dell'aeronautica

Museo dell'aeronautica

Museo dell'aeronautica

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