Lascaris War Rooms
Lascaris War Rooms
4.5
Military MuseumsHistoric SitesBattlefields
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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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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  • Steve C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Memorable and engaging visit
    I travelled to Malta with my brother to specifically visit the WW2 history museums and places of interest. We visited everything and we really enjoyed it all, but I have to say I lost myself to the experience of WW2 in Malta the most here at the Lascaris Rooms. As others have said, Mike is an absolute asset, the extent of his knowledge was remarkable and he was a really engaging tour guide. He spoke of the operations that were planned here and carried out to great detail, the time just evaporated so we ended up staying for a while after the tour had finished to really digest the experience. Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 8 March 2023
  • eliza y
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fascinating place of Malta's recent 20th century history!
    What a fascinating place of Malta's recent 20th century history! Great guided tours I had with Nate and James who really brought the war rooms back to life. I loved it! Highly recomend and good value for money!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Ian P
    Birmingham, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting couple of hours
    Great couple of hours spent with two very knowledgable guides Nat and Mark. They were both able to answer any questions we fielded to them. Each room had its own story. Kept my interest throughout. Great to see the time gun fired at 4pm.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 March 2023
  • Gary B
    Peterborough, Canada233 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mike brings History to life
    While we were visiting a museum in Gozo, gentleman there told us of the Lascaris War rooms, said they were worth a visit if in Valletta….they sure were. Sent several hours there, looking at the displays, have audio tour as well as a guided tour. I was fortunate to have. Mike as a guide. He brought the tour to life, was very knowledgeable and he was full of little stories that enhance the experience….he took questions from us all, gave truthful answers and reasoning behind some of the events. I had asked him about an event that I had not heard of….Operation Mincemeat, he took the time after the tour to explain…he has a lot to offer and more than willing to share…..definitely worth the visit. At the end of the tour, Mike told us of a much easier route to exit the museum…be sure to check it out
    Visited March 2023
    Written 18 March 2023
  • PSz
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience with tour guide Mark !
    Excellent ! Very interesting - and Mark made it even more fantastic. Great spot for people who likes history of WWII I would definitely advice to take a guided tour with Mark - as this will change your experience! Thanks !
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 March 2023
  • Isobel W
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good and interesting.
    We did the tour with the recorded guide as the guided tour was two hours away. It was very good and interesting, but I believe the guides actually make the tour. Definitely worth a visit an we learnt a lot. the lineage to the place was very ambiguous and awe took ages to find it - but it was worth the trouble.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • JoT1
    72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant history telling and what a story!
    Really interesting guided tour with tour guide Mark. The whole experience is so well presented, with a lot of original materials from the Second World War. We were all fully immersed in the story of Malta during WWII. Thoroughly recommended!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 March 2023
  • sf2018
    122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Step back in time
    Highly recommend the war rooms . I arrived in time for the guided tour with Mark who was great and knowledgeable and explained about each detail , had not heard of operation husky before now but this was explained brilliantly. You don’t have to do the guided tour as there is also an audio tour , saying that you did get to ask questions with the guide and were able to go back and read all the information boards . There is a little cafe and bookshop at the entrance also
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Gary P
    Leeds, United Kingdom126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Military explorers UK
    Lascaris war room's this place is absolutely amazing steeped in history. The tour guide is very informative well done Mark. Would highly recommend a visit if in Valletta well worth the money if you're into military history. Be prepared to climb steps and confined spaces.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2023
  • Jill K
    Great Falls, Virginia59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating look at Malta's significant role and suffering during WWII
    The War Rooms are a fascinating must do while you are in Valletta, showing just how crucial Malta was to the invasion of Sicily and how much suffering (think 2-year aerial bombardment) the Maltese people endured. DO NOT MISS the tour with Mark! He puts the operations of the Lascaris War Rooms and the siege of Malta in perspective while humanizing it all with great stories and details. Very very engaging!!!
    Visited March 2023
    Written 25 March 2023
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Debbie B
Chorley, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Really interesting and informative tour with Andy. This isn't easy to find (recommend coming in from the waterfront, via the lift), but definitely worth it.
Written 1 March 2024
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Kyle A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had this high on our priority list of things to see and we were not disappointed. The ticket attendant suggested that we wait 15 minutes to join the next hourly scheduled tour so we did. Our guide Mike was outstanding! His dedication to accuracy and detail really added to our experience. Well done Mike, we’ll done crew of the museum. Don’t miss this stop!
Written 1 March 2024
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Babyshamble83
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A wonderful visit, very informative, fun and impressive! You can join a guided tour (included in the price ticket) and it’s really worth it! Our guide, Andy, was great and really nice!
Written 1 March 2024
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Robert h
Worthing, UK100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Excellent outing. Well resourced facility with interesting visual displays that give a good overview of Malta's battle for survival in WW2. Friendly staff, and entrance fee includes the use of an audio guide. (returnable deposit required)
Written 29 February 2024
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Endahs1
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was my favorite destination in Malta. Superbly well kept building. HIGHLY recommend you wait for a tour; we had Mike and he was extremely knowledgeable, passionate, and entertaining. Highly recommended.
Written 29 February 2024
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Mdwguy
Chicago, IL75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The history of Malta is filled with battles for the island. The Lascaris War Rooms show the battle during World War II, when Malta became the most bombed place during the war. There are great pieces of history here at the War Rooms, and the guided tour by Mike brings everything to life. Be sure to check out the Lascaris War Rooms while learning about the history of Malta.
Written 27 February 2024
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Lucas Linder
Seeg, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We took the guided Tour with Andy and it was a great experience. Very interesting and definetly a must see when in Valetta.
Written 27 February 2024
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Mark G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Hugely enjoyable. The guide Mike was extremely knowledgeable not only of the war time invasion of Sicily but the whole history of Malta. Would thoroughly recommend
Written 26 February 2024
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Michael R
Phoenix, AZ314 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The war rooms museum is much like the Churchill War Rooms in London and Bletchley Park in capturing where history was directed. The combined military personnel in these rooms in Valletta directed the defense of Malta, a strategic island in the Mediterranean between Gibraltar and Alexandria Egypt very close to Sicily. In addition, these rooms were where Eisenhower, Montgomery and company planned and directed the invasion of Sicily to initiate the Italian campaign in World War II. The presentations of the history are done well with instructive placards as well as the automated discussions. We were unable to participate in a guided tour, but heard recommendations this would make the experience even more informative. This historical site presents how the forces used what resources and then current technology to defend Malta and start the Sicily invasion--which were successful eventually. I give respect to all who persevered and to those who preserve this history.
Caution: the steps down to the war rooms are difficult for anybody with mobility issues. Also, there are signs pointing to the way, but the way is not easy.
Written 25 February 2024
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Lysbeth W
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The included guided tour was great. Mike was very knowledgeable and made the information accessible. Highly recommended.
Written 24 February 2024
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