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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT2000, 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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An interesting history lesson in a cliff in Malta!

An absolute nightmare to find - we kept going round in circles! Maybe it was my map reading skills! For those who have been to other war rooms (eg Churchill in London etc) you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

An absolute nightmare to find - we kept going round in circles! Maybe it was my map reading skills! For those who have been to other war rooms (eg Churchill in London etc) you will enjoy this as it is the same but different!!!! There is the option of a guided tour, which is very good, or audio guide if... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

It’s the second time we’ve visited the Lascaris War Rooms in Valletta the last time being 2013. The amount of areas of the War Rooms that are open for viewing since our last visit must have at least doubled and are well worth a visit while visiting Malta. I understand that there are plans to open more areas over the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Very informative and interesting, but not hugely engaging. If you are a WWII buff this a must-see as it really does allow you to feel like a war general wandering about the various communications and strategy rooms, along with detailed history about Malta's participation in the war. On the other hand it's somewhat sterile, dry and dull. Some changes are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great attraction-very informative of the role the Maltese people played in the war.Exceptional tour guide who was clearly very passionate about his subject.A must visit in Malta!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The war rooms are an interesting place to visit in Valletta. They have tried to keep everything as it was during the war and it definitely gives you the impression that they have done a good job. Tours are run every so often. I recommend taking one as otherwise most of the exhibits will not make much sense. However, as... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

So informative of what the Maltese people went through and the sacrifices they had to make. Thank you to the guide who gave us the personal tour rather than the automated version; so very interesting.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Genuine WW2 attraction. Very informative guide who obviously loves his subject. Amazing how this was built by hand and the articles found that were used in this building during the war - it was like a film set. 20minute film and a guided tour - good value for the 10Euro cost. Only downside is the number of steps to reach... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On arriving in Valletta we learnt that the National War Museum was closed, but our disappointment on hearing this was soon lifted by our visit to these remarkable Rooms. We visited after watching the Noon Day Gun ceremony (well,worth seeing in it's own right) in the Gardens above. The Rooms are reminiscent of the Churchill War Rooms in London and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The effort put into restoring this was obviously extensive and the keeness of the guides is great to see and comes over in the excellent guided tour. The knowledge of the part played by the war-rooms in the Africa campaign, Malta bombing and island defence, and Sicily landings was put clearly and I learned a lot. Well worth visiting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Joined the guided tour and the guide was very informative, easy to listen to and gave a good understanding of the role of the War Rooms during WW11. had time to explore on our own at the end of the tour. Not that easy to find as it is under the Upper Gardens. well worth a visit

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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
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Droitwich
4 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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