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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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Although the entrance fee is 10euros it is well worth it. You have a guided tour round the war rooms used during the 2nd world war. If you are interested in history this is somewhere you must visit.

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Watton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Access to this site is via many steep steps and not suitable for everyone. When entering we were asked to show identification if we wanted to have an audio guide - first time in 12 years of visiting Malta for this request - we didn't have our passports or driving licence with us so so audio guide. On entering there... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The war rooms are great and not to be missed. They have a very informative guide who can tell you all about the crucial war days. A must see.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

An interesting insight into the strategic control of the defence of Malta in WWII. The film is worth watching, and the guided tour very interesting and well delivered. The museum is hard to find, and has one member of staff working to issue tickets, audio guides, run the gift shop till and it seems a few other jobs as well.... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Great find. Located under the Saluting Battery. Explains to younger generations the part Malta played in WW11. Easy to understand, lots of explanations in all rooms and under all photos. Film as well and guided tour if required and handsets included in price.

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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had not expected to find such an excellent gem of history relating to 'secret' war time operations. Whilst a self-guided tour with a handset commentary is available and included in the price of entry, we were lucky enough to join a guided tour by the curator. He was absolutely fantastic; detailing the political conflicts between the allies and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fascinating overview of the strategic role played by Malta during WWII. Made history come alive. Recommend watching the film before you leave.

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Poulton Le Fylde
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the War Rooms yesterday. It was excellent. Both me and my husband are very interested in history and were really impressed by the guide who was both very informative and his attention to detail was very good. I can highly recommend a visit.

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

Rossalyn H, Thank you for your kind comment and visit. Do come again in the future as we always have something new. Rgds Mario Farrugia More

Sorsele, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're in Valletta and the least bit interested in WWII history, you must not miss this! It may not look much on the outside (and that, of course, is by design), but once inside, history gets you in its grip. This is where the allies' most famous generals actually worked! This is where crucial decisions were made and orders... More

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

Matsnilson, Thank you for your visit and comment. we are glad you've enjoyed it. Mario Farrugia More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited this and were amazed by the guide who certainly knew his stuff. Control rooms for RAF and Royal Navy in 1942/43 and nothing changed from that time. Find the entrance from the top rather than from the harbour road.

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

Alistair S, Thank you for your comment and visit. Mario Farrugia More

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