Erich Kadow Interpretation and Design Ltd

The Great Siege of Malta took place in 1565 when the Ottoman Empire attacked the island, held by the Knights Hospitaller. It is one of the great sieges of history, fought by unequal forces on the small island of Malta. The Knights of St John were a remnant of the medieval world, the largest of the surviving crusading orders recruited from Europe’s nobility. They had been driven out of their base on Rhodes in the eastern Mediterranean after being defeated by the Turks in 1522.

This walk-through spectacular takes visitors on an exhilarating journey through 1,000 years to follow the Knights of St John as they fight their way from the Holy Land, live embattled in Rhodes and eventually take their stand in Malta, where with the help of the islanders they prove invincible.

Working with Past Forward I led the design team developing an attraction that consists of a series of historically researched scenic environments packed with state-of-the-art technology, special effects, audio and video – all activated by visitor presence – which are used to deliver the story.