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Address: 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 battlesfought in the Mediterrean during the war.
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So much history in one building!

This place is a gem! It is hard for my brain to understand a lot of things to do with war but the information given in these war rooms was so detailed and well presented I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jebbikah
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem! It is hard for my brain to understand a lot of things to do with war but the information given in these war rooms was so detailed and well presented I actually understood what happened. I had some sad thoughts while I was there. Knowing what went on. The tour guide we had was just... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Jebbikah, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. It is so pleasing to read that you felt that the information given was so detailed and well presented I, and that you thought our tour guide "was just brilliant at his job" Thank you again for your review and comments More 

Billingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Signs seemed to be all over Valletta but this is well tucked away. We arrived with only 40 minutes to closing so only had option of audio tour and watching the film in the movie theatre. Think we saw it all plus completed the film. Not a mass of exhibits and suspect its much better with a guide to bring... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Geofsmith123. Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are sorry that you missed the opportunity to take the guided tour which does assist in bringing the history of the rooms to life. However, we do hope that nevertheless you enjoyed the experience and that you may decide to revisit the War Rooms... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I knew very little about the importance of Malta in the war effort, or of the desperate situation the Maltese faced during WW2. This museum gives you an excellent insight into all of that, plus a reminder of how much they achieved with such rudimentary communications technology. The defence of Malta, then subsequent assault on Sicily, was all coordinated from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was a difficult place to find but worth it. Such friendly staff and and an older Maltese man walked a group of about 10 people around the war rooms; lots of information but he was so engaging and very keen share his knowledge which made the visit so enjoyable - I could have listened to him for another hour... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Liza_Chelsea, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms - Although the site is signposted from a number of routes both outside and inside the city of Valletta the site was a "secret establishment" and was never intended to be an easy place to find. We are pleased that you thought your visit was... More 

Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Well worth a visit to see just what took place on the island during WW II. Can't imagine the terrible conditions that people had to work in during that time.

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear MikeT150, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms we are glad you thought your visit was worthwhile. More 

Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Whilst it's a mystery in itself to find the war rooms, it's certainly worth the visit. We are a young couple (22 & 23) and weren't really too sure what to expect from Lascaris War Rooms but what we experienced was fantastic. The tour guide had a clear passion for his job and was extremely knowledgable about the rooms themselves... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Fraser M, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. Whilst its location is signposted from several directions in and around Valletta, although the site was a "Secret Establishment" and not intended to be easy found. We are glad that you found your visit to be a fantastic experience and that our tour guide... More 

St. Gallen, Switzerland
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223 reviews 223 reviews
26 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Malta story is well known resulting in the people being awarded the George Cross after the last shenanigans with the Germans and Italians. What isn't so well known is the role Malta played in the invasion of Sicily. The bunker is quite hard to find but the tour is excellent both interesting and informative. Worth every penny if you... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Buellrider, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are glad that you found the tour excellent, interesting and informative and "Worth every penny" thank you again for posting your review. More 

Wokingham, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

You get a real sense of what it was like planning the assault on Sicily. There are several photos of the place in use at the time which as to this. It's a real piece of history and transports you back in time. Worth visiting after you've learnt about the history of the siege of Malta in WWII, we'd been... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear Lynsey-NJ, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and that you felt the attraction was "Worth visiting" and "A fantastic place to visit". thank you again for taking the time and trouble to post the review More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having visited the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge several times the Lascaris War Rooms were always on our "must see" list. Perhaps it was just us but it did take a little detective work to follow the signs and actually find them down many a winding stair. (A gentler way back to Republic Street was kindly pointed out to... More 

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Robert A, Head Office Administration at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Dear ajacwilson, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. We are pleased that you "really enjoyed your visit" and would "definitely recommend it unreservedly". We do provide details of access on the access statement which can be read and downloaded from our website and we hope this will assist visitors in finding the site... More 

Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited as it was my birthday while here in Malta, been wanting to go for ages, first of all as others have noticed it can be a bit tricky to find, lucky I had Google maps on my phone to help me. The war rooms itself are really good and worth the money, we went with young children and it's... More 

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Dear Theshadowknows17, Thank you for the review of your visit to the Lascaris War Rooms, We are glad that you felt that the war rooms "are really good and worth the money" although perhaps younger children may not fully appreciate their historical significance. Your comments on prams,disabled and limited mobility access are noted but all 4 sites open to visitors... More 

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Droitwich
2 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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Lewes, United Kingdom
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