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“Interesting insight into war time Malta” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris War Rooms
Ranked #3 of 87 things to do in Valletta
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Owner description: 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.
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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“Interesting insight into war time Malta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

The Lascaris War Rooms were dug out underground by British miners and entered by a long tunnel, not easy to find but totally suitable for original purpose. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and knowledgeable, and totally committed to the further development of the museum.
For the first time ever we actually received the photo of me in the hard hat. The introductory talk and video were very good, and to walk through the control rooms was fascinating for an insight into how quickly tracking and interception had developed as a precision tool. It was fascinating to walk through rooms that were at the centre of changing the course of WW2 and were visited by all the major players.

Visited August 2014
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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Glad you've enjoyed it. next time in Malta do visit again as we are opening yet more tunnels by the end of the year.

Mario Farrugia
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Excellent attraction Lascaris War Rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

A brilliant and museum. This is an amazing place to visit if you are interested in the history of World War 2 an is suitable for most ages. It gives a unique insight into the resilience of the Maltese people. The guide was entertaining and informative and the audio guide is also very good. (Children will probably enjoy exploring the many different rooms and climbing the rolling ladder.) The audio on the video is not the best but this is more than made up for by the footage and backed up by your knowledgeable host.
Another good reason to visit this museum is that it provides relief from the intense heat outside for summer visitors!
Not sure about disabled access.

Visited August 2014
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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Thank you for your comment. The film footage is authentic wartime one so it cannot be improved more. As for disabled access the attraction is located deep into the Valletta Ditch and that makes access limited although one can reach it via the St. James Ditch direct from the bus station which is 99% level ground. Do visit us again as we are adding more tunnels soon.

Mario Farrugia
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“A fascinating insight to war time Malta.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the war rooms. The must here is to have the Curator/guide take you through the involvement of Malta during WW11, in particular the operations of the war rooms, his knowledge & description of events makes for fascinating & educational listening. I would assume this is a must see for every school student in Malta.

Visited August 2014
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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Thank you fro your comment. We do get many school groups to this site. We are glad you've enjoyed it. Next time in Malta come again as we are adding more tunnels soon.

Mario Farrugia
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“Very interesting with well informed friendly staff.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Nice cool place to go on the August sun.
Well managed facility but was very hard to find as, which is typical of Malta

Visited August 2014
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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Thank you for your comment. Glad you've enjoyed it. Re. finding this attraction there are two ways - via Battery Street down the steps into Lascaris which is sign posted at each junction and corner or from the bus station via St. James Ditch which is also sign posted.

Next time in Malta do visit us again as we are adding more tunnels soon.

Mario Farrugia
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Timmins, Canada
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“Do not miss out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

If you want learn about Malta in WW2 and what they went thought go here its a hidden gem and you not be disappoint if you enjoy history they are still working on opening more in years come I look forward returning....

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, 17 September 2014
Please do return as we are soon adding yet more tunnels.

Mario Farrugia
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