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Lascaris War Rooms

Address: Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
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Ranked #5 of 268 things to do in Valletta
Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the...
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Type: Military museums, Museums
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 battlesfought in the Mediterrean during the war.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide was fabulous and really made the history of WWII come alive. The underground war rooms are amazing - with authentic maps and furniture from the 1940s. We enjoyed our little over an hour tour (including movie). I hadn't had a good understanding of this component of WWII - so it was extremely interesting to me. Note that senior... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

So glad we visited the War Rooms. Being there and listening to the history and stories brought it all home. Was cool to see actual rooms and equipment while hearing the stories. Would like to return when new rooms are opened to get the missing pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating and brilliant history of the role of the war rooms during WW2. Looks like it could be operating even now.

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Krakow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It was raining, thank goodness. We left Poland for Malta in search of warmer weather, and if we'd gotten what we sought, we would have missed this brilliant tour. Through colorful stories, personal experiences, and compelling character portrayals, our guide kept me and even my nine-year-old son enraptured and left us enlightened. Malta's experience of WW2 was unique and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

If you like history this is a must.The guide was excellent - not only knowledgeable but enthusiastic and passionate about the subject.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Amazing endeavor of the Maltese and Welsh miners who excavated these huge caverns by hand. Lots of interesting facts and info about how Med operations were run from these underground tunnels.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Malta's role in WW2 was immensely important and not generally appreciated by Brits who think the blitz experienced by UK cities was really really bad. It was - but Malta's suffering was many times worse. Its desperate defence was conducted from the Lascaris War Rooms, sister operational HQ to Dover Castle. The actual rooms, wall maps, plotter charts and equipment... More 

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Robert A, Assistant to Chairman/CEO at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear PeterPlumtree, Thank you for writing the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are glad you felt that your visit was memorable and that the rooms, wall maps, plotter charts and equipment blends sensitively with an excellent audio visual recreation. Thank you again for your input. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Our second visit to the War rooms, first was about 9 years ago. The war rooms are very interesting, but our visit was brought to life so much more with a guided tour by one of the curators. His father helped dig the tunnels during WW2,and his stories and recollections of life on Malta during WW2 were fascinating. Thanks very... More 

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Robert A, Assistant to Chairman/CEO at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear HullGirl246, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review your second visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are glad that you found the visit very interesting and that your experience was brought to life by our guide Tony whose father helped dig the tunnels during WW2. He is able to include personal stories and recollections of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Important visit to understand the Battle on the Mediterranean that was commanded from here. Be in the center of the activity

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Robert A, Assistant to Chairman/CEO at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear nadi O o, Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms, we are glad that you felt your visit was both interesting and educational and hope to see you again when you next visit Malta. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We stumbled upon the War Rooms after walking in from our parking space in Valetta. Our tour guide was excellent; he was extremely knowledgeable and informative and I would highly recommend a visit to anyone interested in WW2 history, especially the Mediterranean theatre. If you have visited the War Rooms in London, you'll love this too!

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Robert A, Assistant to Chairman/CEO at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear BrynLloyd, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are pleased that you felt that our guide was excellent; knowledgeable and informative. Thank you for highly recommending a visit this attraction. More 

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Droitwich
19 days ago
Athens, Greece

I have some access info based on this map(the most detailed i was able to find)

(google openstreetmap lascaris war rooms)

1) There seems to be entrances for the monument. One is located turning rrght when exiting the gardens taking downhill the road called ''Triq II Betteria". In the end of this road there seems to be stairs which eventually lead in the entrance of the War Rooms

            a. Is this entrance open and accessible in order to take the guided tour?

            b. In my exit from the site which is the most convinient entrance and exit to easily reach Lascaris sea terminal in order to take the ferry to Birgu????

              c. There seems to be one more entrance mentioned also in the pdf of visitor info which the museum have in its webpage. This way goes by turning left exiting the gardens, reaching the circle square called ''castille square'' and taking downhill the first road to your left(as you enter the square coming from Malta Stock Exchange), this road is called Girolamo Cassar and on its right side while you walking on it there is a path starting forming a Z which lead you in the bottom and there you meet and cross a tunnel(literally passing under the road) and exiting to an area which the main entrance of war rooms is located. I suppose this is the most common entrance with available the tour guide also starting from it. Is it easy when i exit to reach Lascaris ferry terminal?

Please correct and advise, this weekend will very rainy in malta and i dont want to be full of rain making circles but on the other hand i want so much to visit this attraction.

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Kent, United Kingdom
Droitwich
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