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Lascaris War Rooms

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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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Brings the role of Malta in WW2 to life

Way underground (under the Saluting Battery) so an escape from the heat but far more than that. Guided through the complex by a Maltese national who lived through the war and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Way underground (under the Saluting Battery) so an escape from the heat but far more than that. Guided through the complex by a Maltese national who lived through the war and is passionate and funny. The challenges and solutions of being on a small island surrounded by enemies were brought to life. Yes it could have been a little shorter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My bf and I went. It was quite pricey (€10) for such a small "museum". When we got there we were ushered into a room in the middle of a film playing (the film seemed to be about Britain's involvement in WW II). Other people were ushered in after us as well. Then the guy came back (part way through... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This really brings the start of the Italian campaign of WW2 into focus, the guide was very knowledgeable and set the scene perfectly.

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

He and I found it most interesting and the organisers had gone to a lotof toouble to interperet the whole place well.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited with our two children - 10 and 11 years. We were all fascinated by what we saw and the guide really brought it to life for us. We learned so much and enjoyed our visit. We spent an hour there but you could easily spend longer.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The signs weren't very good directing you to the Lascaris war rooms. But once you found them it was was worth the effort. Very interesting and informative. Worth a visit

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County Kildare, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Difficult to find, eventually pointed in the right direction by the receptionist in the Battery. Signage was good from there. Price of tour was a bit expensive in relation to other places. Very interesting tour of the underground war rooms and lots of information about Malta's involvement in the war. Pricey but good.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Visited during a day trip to Valetta and was surprised at how informative and interesting this museum is. We had an excellent tour guide, Tony, who was entertaining and knowledgable. A little gem that is well worth finding!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Really interesting place to visit, especially if you are interested in WW2 history. The guided tour was very interesting, but not for the children! Was a bit too long, but the guide was excellent. We sneaked out with the young ones, and then wandered through on our own which was still worth doing.

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This place is just what you need to understand exactly what happened to Malta in WW2. The tour guide Tony was a pleasure to listen to. Fascinating man who knew everything and delivered it in a fantastic way. Worth a visit

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Droitwich
6 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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