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Lascaris War Rooms

Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21800992
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a must see in Valetta, both for those interested in war history, and for those just curious about this man-dug complex of tunnels and rooms 17 m underground built during WW2. The exhibition was a perfect mix of a short movie about the convoys to Malta during the war, a entusiastic guide who had a lot of history... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across the Lascaris War Rooms by accident as we were exploring Valletta and came across it "the back way" late one afternoon. Indeed, we thought we might be too late to get in as it closes at 5 pm, but at just after 4 pm we were let in with no problem. We started with a film showing... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Anyone interested in the Sicily Landings in WW2 should make a bee-line for this underground warren of rooms. Passionately interested guide [whose father was one of those who dug these rooms out of the Valletta rock], good exhibits and a fascinating old film about the Malta convoys. Our only sadness is that much more renovation is needed - funding must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Really interesting for any military and/or history buffs. Original maps and planning locations for the defence of Malta and invasion of Sicily. a good reminder how much we all owe to the heroism of the Maltese in WW2

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you John H. If you want to know more about the restoration works progress, simply check our websites or Social Network profiles, we are always uploading them with new stuff. Xulio Vazquez More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A little bit tricky to find, but just keep following the signs, it's really worth it! The museum it quite small but very interesting. The man who was running it was very knowledgeable adding a greater depth of information to the displays.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you fairy_world_explorer. By this summer we will be opening all the other rooms including the NATO ones, so, if you come back to Malta, please try to come again to the Lascaris War Rooms or even buy the multi-site ticket and you will be able to visit our four sites with a really good discount. Xulio Vazquez More

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our second trip to Malta, but our first to this attraction. We were not disappointed, we had a very informative and enthusiastic guide, he really knew his history. We had a short documentary film first, then the brilliant explanatory talk. Well worth visiting and the exhibits were authentic and an eye opener to war time strategies.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you Yvonnedate. If you come again to Malta, please do come again to the Lascaris War Rooms. By this summer we will be opening the entire St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion, and you will be able to visit the whole complex, including the NATO Rooms, the Gunpowder Magazine or the Crypt. Also you might think about visiting some... More

midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Lots of steps to get there, but well worth it. The Guide was very good, he certainly knew his subject. I watched The Malta Story the other week and I felt, when I entered the War Rooms, as if I could picture all the men and women working. It is such an interesting and fascinating place.Malta should be very proud... More

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you paatnottm. Lascaris War Rooms are the most hidden pearl in the whole of Malta. With a lot of secrets, and we are proud of having this important Historical site open to the public, and like this we can keep the hard work to offer a better experience every time you come in, Xulio Vazquez More

hexham
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14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Spent a nice couple of hours in the war rooms . If you have any interest in WW2 this is a must . The staff were friendly we found it hard to find ,lots of steps ,as the lift was out of order on that day

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you nunwick. The lift is not exactly bringing you to the Lascaris War Rooms, the other easy way to reach them, apart from the side of the Upper Barrakka Gardens and Saluting Battery, it is by going to the bottom of the Bus Terminus and simply follow the signs going to the left through the parking. There are not... More

Brighton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

With friendly and welcoming staff. Very good and detailed guided tour of the place in which Malta planned both offensive and defensive strategy during WW2.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you uji963. Reviews like this one are helping us to keep the good work. Xulio Vazquez More

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

a must for anyone interested in the history of WW2. It is still being refurbished but the staff are so keen, helpful and knowledgeable that they brought it alive. Tip for finding it: go to the end of the bus station, past all the bus stops then turn left along the main road and follow the signs from there.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you mialanka. Good tip for the tourist. We try to improve the signage but some times it is really hard, and tourists can reach the Rooms from different places, but with your help we will be improving this as well. Xulio Vazquez More

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