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Lascaris War Rooms

Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2180 0992
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Even the entrance below the fortress walls is dramatic as you enter the impenetrable war rooms. It began with short, stirring video in a cinema that charted a day in the life of a convoy heading across the med to Malta. From then on our guide ably escorted us through the restored war rooms that showed how Eisenhower, Patten, Montgomery... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Amazing.... We arrived late but was allowed to have a quick tour. Our guide was passionate about the war rooms and his knowledge was immense. If you get the opportunity to go it is well worth €10 entrance.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

This is about World War 2 Malta and a bit about the Cold War - so you will be underground. Nice and cool. The guide really knew his stuff. Imagine this as a very well prepared double history lesson with lots of extras and made in interesting.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is like going back in time. A superb job done in restoring this fascinating war time control centre. The staff who run it are passionate and extremely knowledgable . A must visit place

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Run by a voluntary organisation this group are restoring the underground war rooms used in WW2 to plan the attacks on Sicily and the german attacks on malta. Its rather small but the money gained from tickets gets invested ito the project. However it is growing with more sections being restored and brought back for us to see. What is... More

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Gdansk, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We didn't actually pay to go inside this exhibit, as I had previously visited the war rooms under Dover Castle and these appeared to be very similar, however by walking along the tunnel which gives access to the museum itself it is possible to see most of the rooms, and in any case experience the claustrophobia from being in such... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

A really fascinating place - highlight of my husband's holiday. The guide was funny, friendly and passionate and sat down with us afterwards to answer our questions.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had an absolutely AMAZING guide who made the story really come alive ! Well worth a visit to better understand WW2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

You like military history? Or do you just like history or mayby you just like to visit special places If you do, then Lascaris war room is something for you. Great history place that breath history and you can feel how it were to live and work down in the war room. Nice and friendly staff and good audioguide that... More

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Excellent tour guide—friendly, passionate, and extremely knowledgable—showed us around the site with a small group of visitors. It was a beautiful tour, about 1.5 hours long with a short film. Access to the site is a bit confusing, especially if you're the last tour of the day as we were on a Saturday. In this case the "front" door gets... More

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