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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
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Description: 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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Very interesting and moving to learn more about how Malta suffered during WW11 and the strength and stamina of its people. Also the importance of Malta to the Allies.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and moving to learn more about how Malta suffered during WW11 and the strength and stamina of its people. Also the importance of Malta to the Allies.

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting. The guide was excellent giving detailed information about what happened during the war, how the war rooms came in to being and lots more. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough - great value for money and very enlightening

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We had a tour with Tony who was very well informed and interested in how the War Rooms were created. Leave plenty of time to do it justice. Not at all claustrophobic. Those with mobility problems would struggle.

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Kent
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the war rooms. We had just missed a tour when we arrived, but were told we could watch some of the film about Malta's role in WWII whilst waiting for the next. As this was the first place we'd been about this subject we were quite happy to watch for 15/20 minutes, especially as we'd... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

,Well laid out and lots of information on display, really well laid out and very easy to get around, although you can pay to access more areas, for me the free areas created a great picture of the brave men and women did to protect their country

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As a visitor to Valletta the War Rooms are a must!! The tour guide information is excellent. However, one important thing to note is .. this may not necessarily be good location for anyone who suffers from claustrophobia!!

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited this attraction while on a holiday in Sliema Malta.The whole visit was fascinating and very informative. The gentlemen who showed us around talked from personal knowledge as his father had helped to build the tunnels and this showed. It certainly opened our eyes to the server difficulties that the Maltees people suffered during the 2nd World War and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

dedicated voluntary locals who tell stories from WWII sf the invasion of Sicily 1943. Malta was under attack from the Italian and German war machines and suffered from a massive bombardment, even more bombs and heavy attacks than what London was exposed to...

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The whole experience was fascinating; our guided tour was shortened due to a misunderstanding, but still very interesting and informative. Worth a visit, definitely.

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N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a growing attraction in that other rooms are being made ready for the public to view. We had a knowledgeable guide and we found the place very interesting.

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Droitwich
3 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.

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