As from Monday 30th January 2017 we shall be restarting our free transport service to Fort Rinella from the Saluting Battery onto the Malta at War Museum to Fort Rinella. This service will be provided once a day between Monday and Saturday departing as follows:
• 12.20hrs from the Saluting Battery
• 12.45hrs from the Malta at War Museum
This service is a one way service. Returning to Valletta will be by no.3 bus which can be boarded right by the fort’s entrance.
Fort Rinella is located on the eastern side of the Grand Harbour at Kalkara. It can be reached via all major roads to Cottonera (Three Cities) onto Kalkara following directional signs from Kalkara.
Fort Rinella is well served by bus no.3 to Kalkara from Valletta main station. It stops right outside its main gate. The frequency of this bus is every half hour from Mon to Sat and every hour on Sundays.
Fort Rinella is open Mon - Sat from 10.00 till 17.00hrs.
Closed on New Year's Eve, New Year, Good Friday, Easter, Santa Marija 15 August, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Guided tours & Film shows
A visit to Fort Rinella includes a guided tour and a film show about the history of the historic fort and its 100-ton gun. All historical re-enactment displays are also included in the entrance fee. Film shows roughly timed on the hour.
This attraction is also equipped with free audio-guides in Arabic, English, Dutch, German, Maltese, Spanish, Russian, French, Danish, Chinese, Japanese and Italian.
12.00hrs - Military Signalling Display
Live-demonstration of 19th century military communication using period equipment)
13.00hrs - Swordsmanship Display
A walk-through the historic evolution of the sword from antiquity to present day.
14.00hrs - Main guided tour & historical re-enactment
Includes various aspects of 19th century British military drill and fighting skills as practiced by the British Tommy in the days of Empire. Including the firing of live-historic artillery and a cavalry show.
Note: The entrance fee includes a guided tour, film show and access to all displays according to schedule.
NIGHT TOURS of the fort are available by prior booking for groups numbering 5 to 50 at a fee of €15 per adult or €5 per child u/16 years. Tours are held between 6pm and 11pm lasting 3 hours. Includes experienced tour guide in period uniform, film show, fort and museum tours and musketry firing. Bookings by email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 79874153. Last return bus to Valletta at 11pm.