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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
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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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If your going best to go from bus exchange through tunnel , the tour was very good well worth the money. Made you realise what went on underground marvellous staff . Thanks

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Flint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If your going best to go from bus exchange through tunnel , the tour was very good well worth the money. Made you realise what went on underground marvellous staff . Thanks

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After checking in at the Saluting Battery you need to make your way downhill thru a little maze of streets, eventually thru a tunnel to the entrance of the war rooms. I guess this is the reason nobody knew they were there till well after the war. Enjoy a very good historical video and then onto the guided tour. The... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Lascaros War Rooms out of curiosity, as we were interested to know how important they were in Malta's survival in World War Two. We were not disappointed. Our guide, the wonderful Tony, was incredibly knowledgeable about Malta's war time existence- what he doesn't know isn't worth knowing about, and he told the story with such passion... More 

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I spent the best part of an hour searching for this place which proved impossible to find. It was worth it though when I did as it gives you a great insight into the war effort during this time, the site as it was being the centre of operations. I was lucky in that soon after I arrived a free... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we thought we knew where the Lascari Rooms were, it was a bit of a hike down some staircases to find the entrances. Once there we were given a conducted tour by Tony and very good it was. You will see the way the air battle of Malta was controlled and progress to the invasion of nearby Sicily. Good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great insight to the joint command of the area surrounding Malta during WW2. A short film was followed by an interesting guided tour of the site. Anyone interested in the Second World War history of the Island should not miss this place.

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Really interesting museum. Just get there early otherwise the staff decide to knock off early and kick you out...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do try to fit in a visit to the Lascaris war rooms if you are fortunate enough to visit Valletta - we were lucky enough to see it yesterday afternoon, after a bit of a challenge finding them ! Allow yourself at least 90 minutes - if you see guide Tony on duty, you're in for a treat - he... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A long walk down dark tunnels until you come across across the war rooms. What an amazing place. Our tour guide spoke good English and told us so much about the history. If you are a war buff an amazing place to see and discover.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A superb living museum. This is the nerve centre of teh defence of Malta during the second great seige of MAlta (WWII) It has been sympathetically reconstructed and the exhibits are fascinating. A plus point is the continuous reel war footage from the Imperial War Museum. The footage is EXCLUSIVELY of Malta during the seige and as such a great... More 

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