Malta 5D: A fun introduction to the Maltese islands

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If you’re looking to experience Malta’s history in an alternative way, you may want to consider Malta 5D – a short cinematic show with special effects that bring history to life.

Why Visit Malta 5D?

  • Malta 5D is a technologically advanced theatre which allows you to feel what you are seeing on screen, thanks to various special effects, including moving seats, spraying of water, blasts of air, and leg ticklers!
  • It’s a novel way of representing Malta’s history, and is particularly fun for children (or the child in you), but less detailed than The Malta Experience
  • Shows are only 18 minutes long so it’s a nice (air conditioned!) pit stop for when you want to do something fun and exciting but not miss out on learning more about the island.
The entrance to the Malta 5D audiovisual show and attraction in Valletta.

Visitor information

  7, Old Bakery Street, Valletta
   €9 For adults, €6 for children (<14)
  Mon-Sat 9:30-17:00h | Sun & public holidays 10:00-14:00h
  30 mins
  Wheelchair accessible

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How to get to Malta 5D

All main bus routes around Malta let off at the Valletta bus terminus. To get there:

  • On foot: a short 5 minute walk from the Valletta bus terminus; a 10 minute walk from the cruise terminal; a short 7 minute walk from the Marsamxett Harbour where the Sliema ferry lets off.
  • By car: parking in Valletta is a complicated and difficult affair, especially during the day. It’s best to park outside the city limits in one of the public car parks and walk inwards. However, parking spaces for disabled badge holders are available within Valletta’s streets.

Tips and practical information

  • The theatre includes 64 moving seats and 10 non-moving seats.
  • Special wheelchair spaces are available and easy to access within the theatre.
  • A fridge is available for visitors needing to store medication or special dietary foods.
  • Shows are 18 minutes long and available every 30 minutes.
  • Children who are 12 years old or under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The show is available in different languages including: English, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Russian, Polish, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese, Polish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, Greek, and Hungarian.
  • Automated multilingual headsets and devices are provided to visitors who need them, free of charge.
  • Pregnant women, as well as spectators who suffer from certain health issues (such as epilepsy and high blood pressure) are not advised to watch the show.

Reviews of Malta 5D

Reviews about Malta 5D seem to be mixed, with a balance between both positive and negative comments.


  • Great introduction to Maltese history and culture
  • Fun 5D effects
  • Free soft drink provided
  • Alternative and exciting experience
  • Informative
  • Easy to find premises


  • Expected more value
  • In need of maintenance
  • A few parts are outdated
  • Show times are not always punctual

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