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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
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The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and...

The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War.This secret complex contained operations rooms for each of the fighting services from where not only the air defence of Malta was coordinated, but also some of the greatest battles fought in the Mediterrean during the war. In July 1943, the Lascaris War Rooms served as the advance headquarters for the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky)by Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery, Alexander and Clark and Air Marshal Tedder and Admiral Cunningham. It went on being used under different forms by both the British services and Nato up to 1977.

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Great welcome by Stefan and excellent tour by Karl, thank you. The War Rooms have an amazing history which was brought to life during our visit, especially the air defence of... read more

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great welcome by Stefan and excellent tour by Karl, thank you. The War Rooms have an amazing history which was brought to life during our visit, especially the air defence of Malta during WW2.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you can, get on a tour with a guide, I happened to luck out when I went and caught up with the tour. The guide will give you so much more history than if you go through it on your own. I am not sure if they have headsets, cause I was in a hurry to catch up to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very well informed guide took a small group of visitors through underground rooms used by allied military operations in WW2. All the equipment and furniture was original. The explanation of the work and conditions was really first rate.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my boyfriend went as it is something he always wanted to go too. Very interesting and astonishing how hard the Maltese worked to defend the island, amazing to think that those rooms are exactly the same as they were 70+ years ago! The tour guide was great, spoke great English and was very informative. Not the best if... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is truly extraordinary and takes you down -- physically way down stairs to Malta's experiences during WW2. This was where the British air force kept track of enemy fighters and bombers flying in from southern Italy. The island and its people were constantly under attack and you see the rooms where radar engineers tracked and tried to defend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awe inspiring that people lived here during the worst bombing of World War II. Follow the small signs to the underground entrance.

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Deep underground centre for planning WW2 invasion of Italy safe in caves in Valletta. Used as shelter during the war by many Maltese kept safe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Follow the many signpost - and they are needed - and you get to the entrance, we took the audio guide but it would have been a much better experience to wait for a guide. the numbering system was confused and certainly not clear to us or those around us. Exhibits are great and you get to be very close... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love things like this as it was right up my street . The tour was really interesting and informative. And is well worth the money . We discovered it by accident and filled about 2hrs of our day .. please make a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really first class museum and it provides an excellent and detailed understanding of the story of Malta in WWII in about 90 minutes. Fascinating and well supported with original artefacts and films. Beware steps to get down to the underground nerve centre--- on the way to the entrance ---but once in it really delivers. Very knowledgable and passionate Maltese guide... More 

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