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Lascaris War Rooms

Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2180 0992
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Ranked #2 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Military 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... more » 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. « less
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Douglas, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The actual War rooms were very good and the guide explained all aspects of what happened there. It is a bit of a trek to actually get to them especially if you approach down from the Upper Barracka gardens, there is still a fair walk back into town if you go the other way, but to find out what Malta... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Visited this attraction with friends who hadn't been there before. Disappointed that they are charging normal price for entry when so much of the war rooms are closed for renovations. Wouldn't consider returning until all renovations are completed.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Aussie1006, Thank you for your comment and for visiting. We are deeply saddened by your comment. You may wish to know that the whole War Headquarters complex covers nothing less than 28,000 square meters all underground. This tunnel complex was abandoned more than 40 years ago and it is being gradually restored by the Malta Heritage Trust piece by piece.... More

Stanley, Falkland Islands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Totally at a loss as to why this attraction is ranked so highly. Not that easy to find, and when you get there the woman on reception demands credit cards or similar as security for audio guides that aren't wanted. A 10 minute Pathe black and white movie about the Malta convoys before heading into the rooms themselves. We were... More

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Mario F, Manager at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Maritchi, Thank you for visiting the Lascaris War Rooms. We are sorry that you have found so much to criticise. In brief, the film you mention is a memorial film made by British Pathe' immediately after the war to honour both the Royal and Merchant Navies for their part in keeping Malta supplied in WW2. As a result, we feel... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Very knowledgeable guide, history brought to life. Would visit again when further planned displays are ready to view.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Glad you've enjoyed it. Than you for your visit. do come and see us again as we are opening yet more tunnels. Mario Farrugia More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Even before getting into the museum the atmosphere is breathless: the darkness of the tunnel that take visitors to the entrance reminds some video games, but back in those days everything was real. We didn't get the "official" guide and the man who replaced him said sorry several times, but he was competent and interesting. Only complaint I can make... More

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and visit. Indeed we are opening more tunnels soon. Glad you've enjoyed your visit. Mario Farrugia More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great informative guide. Will vist again when NATO rooms are open. We found it easy to find. All staff very helpfull. A great morning out.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and visit. We shall open more tunnels towards the end of this year. so do please visit us again. Mario Farrugia More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was our second visit to the War Rooms - it is so informative that you are drawn back. Once again, Tony, the guide is fascinating - he has so much knowledge on this subject that even though we had visited before, there was still new information. Since our last visit, the reception area has been renovated with the addition... More

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us again. We are glad that you like our continuous improvements. Very soon we shall open the older part of the complex for visiting.so next time round you will get an even greater bonus to see. Mario Farrugia More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very well organised and interesting exhibition with brief film to set the scene then a number of rooms to view with artefacts on show. There was a guide who also joined us and gave interesting details and insights. A most educational and informative visit!

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your nice comments. we take pride in the way that we maintain and present the Lascars War Rooms. So thank you for your comments. Please do visit us when you are next in Malta. Mario Farrugia More

Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not very well advertised locally but was good to see and experience it. Doesnt take long to do the tour. Staff were lovely.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

We are glad that you have had a good experience at the Lascaris War Rooms. You may wish to know that we intend to open yet more of this massive underground complex in the next few months. Thank you for visiting. Mario Farrugia More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

This is a must do visit for anyone interested in the vital role Malta played in WW2 and the operations which were co-ordinated from there. The guide had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of what took place in this key Allied hub and the role it played in the liberation of North Africa and Southern Europe. As he spoke... More

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Lascaris War Rooms and for your appreciation of our guiding. We take pride in offering unique experinces. Not just guided tours. Thank you for your kind support. Mario Farrugia More

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