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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

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Thought provoking !!

A visit here is an absolute must whilst in Mellieha, sent shivers down my spine. Love the old guy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DeniseH186332
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
An insight to history

Amazing man called John took our money when we went in, he is knowledgeable and loved to talk about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fredcarter555
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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Our Lady of the Grotto Street | Voluntary Organisation 0144, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A visit here is an absolute must whilst in Mellieha, sent shivers down my spine. Love the old guy who has some real life experiences to share.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DeniseH186332
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing man called John took our money when we went in, he is knowledgeable and loved to talk about his beloved Malta with pride, we felt very humble listening to his recollection of the war and that was before we explored the shelter, more than...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fredcarter555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The air raid shelter was a really interesting if not claustrophobic experience! How hindereds of people lived in here during the war is truly beyond comprehension. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing that this was dug by hand . I went down not knowing what to expect but the brief history and my imagination took to back I had a 80 year old with me so it was quite a journey looking at some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jillK205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent attraction to visit. Hard to imagine this place during the war full of people. And it has a lovely gentleman taking the small entrance fee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mackers123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In inexpensive look into life during the air raids of WWII Worth 15 mins look about to appreciate the hardships endured

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Texmexducks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting place to visit. Tunnels have been cut into the stone by hand for some 500 metres as air raid shelters during the Second World War. If you like history visit this place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X938FGalanh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The air raid shelter is easy to find and is located near the tourist information booth next to the parish church. The entrance to the tunnels is manned by a nice Maltese man who speaks good English. Once you pay the 2.4€ entrance fee, tourists...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alex G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An essential visit if you are nearby; the wartime history of Malta is well-known but this adds to the understanding of what people went through at that time. Other than a hand cut tunnel there is not a lot to see but a chat to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bucks_hazy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An incredible shelter, 500m hand cut tunnels and rooms in the limestone. The man who looks after it will speak to you about his experiences during the war- remembers 3 days of continuous air raids. It’s a pretty emotional experience. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Paul T
21 October 2018|
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Response from Maarja N | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of :) There was just one guy who sold us the tickets ( 2 per face) and the we just explored the place ourselves.
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Yes I have just visited it in January.
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Hello 9.30 until about 3.30 in the peek season
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