Mellieha Air Raid Shelter
Mellieha Air Raid Shelter
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Nick S
    Surrey, United Kingdom51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be confused with Gozo!
    Absolutely fantastic. Our young children really loved exploring and we adults really enjoyed the historical facts, tunnels and keeping up with our small children. The gentleman who sat at the entrance was extremely polite and knowledgeable. Starbucks and local public toilets just outside. Entrance fee was barely anything. Highly recommended.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Trip137272
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kids will love it!
    Hidden gem tucked away on a stairwell surrounded by a magnificent church and square. This museum is well worth the 20 minute walk up the hill from Mellieha bay. It showcases how the Maltese dealt with WW2 along 500metres of tunnels. The volunteer patron was very knowledgeable and helpful. Visit the shelter, then relax in the square/piazza with a coffee or ice cream!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • OS
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit
    A hidden gem! Great place to visit. Very interesting discovering the history and experience of Malta during WWII. Our visit was enjoyed by the whole family, the kids loved it! Staff were extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend a visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • Steve G
    Berkhamsted, United Kingdom11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to vivit
    We didn't know what to expect but were surprised how good the experience was. A very knowledgeable volunteer greeted us and after a very modest entry fee we entered the tunnels. Various information boards on the walls of the tunnels gave information about their construction and use during WW2, and a video at the end of one of the tunnels brought it to life. A great visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2023
  • Linda Fenwick
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    Didn’t really know what to expect, but was truly mind-blowing. The information and exhibits were fascinating and the vastness of the tunnels was incredible, and gave a real insight into how Malta suffered during WW 2 . Was quite emotive in parts. The man in charge was very friendly and knowledgeable too. A very cheap entry fee of less than 3 euros each. Definitely worth a visit .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2023
  • James U
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hand Carved Tunnels
    I love to hear about local history and it makes me very proud to know that men women and children worked tirelessly to keep the world free during the war. The chap at the door was lovely and told us tons of info. I cannot recommend this enough if you are interested in history. Go or miss out on a great peoples struggle in a time I hope we never have to endure every again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 July 2023
  • Amy P
    Maidstone, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting experience with extra information from Joseph
    Very interesting and informative experience and excellent value for money. We were surprised how long the tunnels are! We chatted to Joseph on our way out who told us extra details about Malta’s war history - thank you to Joseph and Big Bad John - it was great to meet you both! We would definitely recommend.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Sophie
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    We had an incredible and grounding experience at the shelter. There were lots of interesting artifacts, I learned so much and you definitely have to see it to believe how vast the tunnels are and to understand just what Mellieha residents and refugees experienced during WWII. The volunteers running this have done so well to maintain the tunnels and preserve such previous history. The volunteer at the entrance was also very helpful and informative throughout. Would highly recommend as a must-see for anyone visiting Mellieha.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Rasmus H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Walk Through the Tunnels of History
    An interesting, almost hidden gem, in Mellieha. We were very glad to have stumbled upon this site and learn about Malta's position and courage during the Second World War. Walking through the tunnels really evokes an unique feeling as you learn about their historic origin. The guide was well-spoken and was happy to answer any questions.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Alan W
    Horncastle, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit to this interesting place
    Amazing place to visit. Very cheap entry price and a tiny door way leads to the long air shelter tunnels with memorabilia and interesting facts throughput. Only a 45 minute trip but we’ll worth it. Friendly staff who are doing a fantastic volunteering role. 10/10
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
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Nigel C
Faversham, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Small, very interesting and run by volunteers. The volunteer on the day we visited was informative, enthusiastic and spoke good English. A place to make you think.
Written 20 May 2024
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Callum C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Was a very eye opening experience to see the how the Maltese lived through the war and the volunteers were happy to give you a deeper insight. Would recommend to visit if you are in the area
Written 20 May 2024
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Sandie F
Aylesbury, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My daughter spotted this on a trip out. It was a very interesting museum, and it makes you aware that the living conditions would have been awful.
Run by volunteers, the man who was there when we visited was very informative and also knowledgeable. Highly recommend a visit for anyone interested in history.
Written 19 May 2024
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Peter H
Solihull, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
See the World War 2 shelters for the people of Mellieha dug by hand, find out how badly Malta was bombed - and how crucial its survival was for the allies. We learned alot.
Run by helpful local volunteers and charging just €2.40 (in May 2024), you really should visit if you're in the area.
Written 18 May 2024
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雨婷 江
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Fascinating site, history, and conversation with Joseph, who is so kind and knowledgeable. Really grateful for this visit!
Written 14 May 2024
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ap2102
Malvern, England, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very interesting insight to how resilient the Maltese were during the war and excellent value for money - they could easily charge double and would still be value for money!
Written 14 May 2024
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JandIBrighton
Brighton7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Really interesting and tunnels much longer than we thought. The man at the entrance was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of information about WWII in Malta.
Would definitely recommend a visit.
Written 13 May 2024
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Becky C
Bury St. Edmunds, UK392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The welcome was friendly & the guy told us his uncles medals were on display, which we found fascinating, particularly as this is run by volunteers. I was amazed by the eerie stillness of the shelter, & it's great as you can take photos. There is information in multiple languages telling you of the history & a war film to watch, giving a reflection of life in those very tough times. I knew nothing of Malta history but feel this was great for all ages. A must do !! 10/10
Written 13 May 2024
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Michelle H
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A hidden gem in Mellieha. We'd passed the entrance without realising it was there until other visitors told us about it. At €2.40 each its value for money and quite an eye opener into Malta's contribution to WW2 efforts. Lots of walking on uneven surfaces but a worthwhile visit.
Written 9 May 2024
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Rosemary S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We stumbled on this amazing place by accident and it gave us such an unexpected insight into Malta's importance and experience during the second World War.....well worth a visit and only
2.40 €each....run by volunteers and well worth supporting. Be aware that slightly uneven surface in the tunnels and dimly lit.
Written 2 May 2024
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