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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
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The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and...

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.

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Well hidden - But just keep following the signs down the tunnels in the rock, The staff at the Saluting Battery at the top of the lift will tell you where to go if you need help... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
David D
Bromley, United Kingdom

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well hidden - But just keep following the signs down the tunnels in the rock, The staff at the Saluting Battery at the top of the lift will tell you where to go if you need help. I found the guided tour very interesting, The guide related the above ground action to the planning and organisation performed in these well... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Surprisingly the war rooms does not show up on many tourist maps, but it should. The tour guide Tony, brought the place to life with details of names, dates and events as he took us from room to room. We have visited the war rooms in London and this is as good or better than there.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and his commentary made the place come alive.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yeah, I paid and went to see the Lascaris War rooms based on the positive reviews found here. Even considering the construction that was ongoing, it was the lamest type of War room I've ever seen. If you've never seen a War room and your bored, go; if not, save your money.

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

Ianmarc, Thank you for visiting the Lascaris War Room. However, I must disagree with your comment. These War Rooms are no lame example as you say but one of the earliest Combined Operations Centres in history which makes them incredibly important to military historians worldwide. They are preserved in the same state as they were originally planned in early 1943... More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Important World war 2 site in Valletta. Interesting and informative, explaining Malta's involvement and struggle throughout ww2.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although it was difficult to find, there was local signs all the way from the other side of the city. Just keep following them. Even when you think " no way can it be down here". You have to go down a long tunnel to find the way. Make sure you watch both the films which are about 8 mins... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After recently visiting the Churchill war rooms in London we decided to visit these war rooms the differences between the two buildings and content made this visit even more interesting. We were taken round the rooms with a guide who made the tour very interesting. There is also a café with a war theme serving meals and refreshment's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were interested because others mentioned the Lascaris War Rooms. But, after the excellent movies from war time and the terrific detailed tour telling what really happened in those cramped quarters had brought it all to life, we were so glad we came. We can't say enough good things about our guide and the helpfulness of the staff at this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The war rooms are fascinating, first you watch an old movie to get you in the right frame of mind then you are taken on a guided tour of the rooms, our guide was fantastic and could really tell a good story, it was obvious that he was incredibly passionate about the rooms and his work there. The history is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super museum. To know that you were in the same room as Montgomery and Eisenhower is a really nice feeling. You sense the history of the place. Also the guide is really nice and passionate.

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9 months 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.

10 months ago
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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