ACCESS STATEMENT of the GREAT SIEGE EVENTS MUSEUM
The address of the Great Siege
Cities Entertainment Ltd
The Great Siege website: www.greatsiege.com.mt
Explore Malta, the operator of many fun things to do in Malta,among other, the open top double-decker busses: http://www.exploremalta.com.mt/TourTypeList.aspx?ttid=2
Our brochures are available in most hotels in Malta and Gozo.
Our brochures are available at all MTA information offices, except the Valletta Waterfront.
Our advertisements are to be found in:
Guide Me, distributed free to all individual hotel rooms in Malta and Gozo
PocketMalta, distributed free to all incoming visitors to Malta and Gozo
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Our brochures are distributed on board the MS Splendida.
Mini card and mini brochures are distributed free to all hotels in Malta and Gozo.
Public transport to Valletta: All public busses lead to Valletta.
From the bus terminus at Valletta it is 500 meters on foot over the pedestrianised part of Republic Street to Republic Square and the Great Siege. This takes, on average about ten minutes.
Car Park Facilities:
Entry into Valletta by car is restricted, and so is parking. The large parking areas are all outside Valletta. The official car parks have reserved spaces for disabled persons. The car parks have smooth surfaces, with either tarmac or concrete
The Park & Ride at Floriana is a free parking area and free transport to Valletta is available.
The MCP Car Park in Floriana is a paid parking facility. We offer our patrons free departure cards when one spends Euro20.00. Valid Mon to Fri: park after 1.00 pm, Sat – Sun: park all day.
From the MCP Car Park in Floriana it is a ten to fifteen minute walk to the centre of Valletta / Republic Square. However electrical taxis are available to bring one to the Great Siege and The Premier.
Entrance and reception
There are no specific restrictions in entering the Great Siege. Elevators are available.
The main entrance, with a double door opening inwards, of the Great Siege is level with the street and is accessible for all. The reception desk is about 80 cm in height. Visitors can either use a descending staircase with railings or the elevator to the exhibition rooms. There are no ramps or barriers and, if need be, the Great Siege staff can be of assistance.
Guide dogs are allowed.
Signage in the Great Siege is visual.
The main attraction is the Great Siege Events Museum, siuated in the basement of the building. The floors consist of concrete, tiling and glass, and are level.
The Great Siege has a state-of-the-art fire alarm and fire fighting system. An evacuation plan is available.
Lighting is bright in the entrance and exit, but dim, with the use of spotlights, in the Great Siege exhibition areas. No seating is available during the course of the track, which takes about 30 minutes to complete. The floor of the track is level and there is contrast between critical surfaces.
There is always one staff at reception. There are no reflective surfaces directly behind the reception desk.
The exit has ascending stairs with a railing. There is also an elevator available. The toilet is at exit level. There is a reserved toiled for disabled people, designed especially for wheelchair users.
A visitor's shop is available to all patrons of the Great Siege.
Exhibits and Interpretation
The presentation of the Great Siege at the Great Siege Events Museum consists of a track along 23 scenes, consisting of life-size models, video and audio effects.
An audio-guide for each visitor is available in ten languages:
Maltese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Swedish.
There are no restrictions in viewing the exhibits.
A laminated script in each of the ten languages is available for visitors
Public toilets for patrons are available at the exit of the Great Siege. This includes a toilet for people with special needs.
Restaurant and café.
The Great Siege Events Museum is part of the larger Premier complex, consisting of a Sushi Bar, Tapas Bar, Restaurant, al fresco dining and two coffee shops. Entrance to each is either by steps, ramp or hydraulic platform. There are toilets for patrons, including a baby changer and a toilet for people with special needs. Signage is available.
The interior is tasteful, and creates various ambiances within an historical building, housing among others, the National Library.
The restaurants cater for people with allergies and special dietary needs (such as gluten free). The menus are printed in large fonts too.