From Tue to Sunday 14.00 - 16.00hrs
Animated tour covering the whole of the fort during which different aspects from the daily life of the Victorian garrison are reconstructed by our resident historical re-enactment team. The tour will also include skill-at-arms displays, military drill demonstrations, an English commentary and the viewing of a 20-minute film about the history of the fort and its monster gun. The tour starts with firing of a period cannon, an 8-inch Rifled Muzzle Loading howitzer.
Members of the public are allowed to fire the soldiers' Martini-Henry rifles and the 8-inch howitzer (Cannon) from a small fee.
Note: This tour comes at no extra charge as it is included in the normal entrance ticket
Sat 8th and Sun 9th November 2014 - 10.00 till 17.00hrs
Two full-days of action packed activities are being held at Fort Rinella in Kalkara by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna to commemorate the 100th anniversary from the beginning of World War One. The programme includes live historical re-enactments, film shows, guided tours, a reconstructed military trench complete with barbed wire entanglements, a military head-gear exhibition and the firing of a the Armstrong 100-ton gun (Sunday).
Also for this occasion, FWA will be holding a dedicated hands-on lecture about WW1 Gas warfare & equipment; exhibit and fire the iconic WW1 Vickers 18-pdr British field gun and have a full infantry section kitted out in the 1902 British winter uniform as used throughout WW1 on all fronts.
Food and refreshments along with WWI souvenirs available on site.
Program of the event:
Entrance fees: Adults/OAPs & students: €10, Children u/16yrs: €2 .