WATCH: History Will Unfold In front of Your Eyes At Valletta’s New Virtual Museum


Valletta is getting a modern addition to its extensive list of attractions as from Monday, “Reliving the Sacra Infermeria” starts welcoming locals and tourists alike!

This is a virtual museum within the Mediterranean Conference Centre using latest technology mainly Augmented Reality and Holographic Technology amongst others.



It all start through a Mobile app, which delivers a cutting edge experience that uses augmented reality that enables you, as a visitor, to relive what happened in this building centuries ago when it was used as the first hospital in Malta.

Witness the last rites, stand next to the Grandmaster during the blessing of the chapel and roam the kitchen while slaves are working on their daily routine.

All this with much more is available through this app that will make your visit a memorable one. The main features of the mobile application are listed below:

  • Augmented Reality Videos of historically accurate events that took place at the Sacra Infermeria;
  • Augmented Reality Games that enable you to be part of the action witnessed during the Second World War;
  • Create your own Augmented Reality scene and dance with the main characters using our special AR Builder;
  • See what the Chapel of the Bones looked like before it was bombed during WW2;
  • Explore the museum at your own pace while listening to the detailed audio guide and discovering multimedia content related to every stop;
  • Reach the special Holographic Display room where you can have a close encounter with a digital life-size version of Grandmaster De Valette;


This app also gives the opportunity to explore the Grand Harbour from our impressive Grand Harbour Terrace, from which one can learn about each and every point of interest surrounding this harbour.

Children and adults alike can immerse themselves into history by means of two interactive games which takes the user back in time to the Great Siege period of 1565 and the second world war in 1942.

All this can be experienced in various international languages.

At the opening of the museum earlier this week, Prime Minister Robert Abela said that the opening of this museum and the attraction itself will not only attract tourists but also the Maltese and Gozitan families who through their own mobile phones can enjoy this virtual experience.