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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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This is well worth a visit. The war rooms were the operations room for all 3 services during the war and provide an amazing insight as to how the war operation was managed which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is well worth a visit. The war rooms were the operations room for all 3 services during the war and provide an amazing insight as to how the war operation was managed which saved the island of Malta from enemy occupation. There is a tour guide included in the reasonable entrance fee and his knowledge and presentation skills were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was a must for me as I was interested in the war in Malta and I was not disappointed very interesting and worth while

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just back from a weeks holiday in Malta. Had a day in Valletta and before watching the 12 noon cannon fire we went to the Lascaris War Rooms. All I can say is what a fabulous place which shows vividly what Malta went through during the Second World War. The tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and brought to life the... More 

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We finally found this attraction, it was difficult to get to due to road works and barriers everywhere. When we go there we sat in a cinema to start with and saw a short film of Malta during the War, then a man arrived to be our guide and talked us through events in the different rooms. He was so... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Watch the film before the tour and wait for a guide to show you around. Ours was hugely knowledgeable about the Rooms, Malta and the Second World War in general. My husband, a huge military history buff, learnt a lot from him and he had a great sense of humour too. If your guide says "Oh boy" a lot you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Lascaris War Rooms are a must do if you are visiting Valletta and are interested in finding out more about Malta's role in World War II. They have been fantastically restored and the tour guide is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Very enjoyable and interesting although it took us a while to find them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I did not expect much from this visit, especially because I am not that interested in wars history, but I was very positively surprised. The underground rooms are very well restored and are an important evidence of our recent past. The man who was at the ticket counter and then guided us through the rooms and their history did a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a good guide to tell the history and hear the stories what was done there. Interesting place to visit and see if you are interested in WW2 history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

An underground complex of tunnels and chambers carved in stone under Upper Barrakka Gardens.It housed the Allied War Headquarters during the WW II.Now you can walk through the rooms where the war operations was led from.There's some old military equipments,some old pieces of furniture and some big maps of Malta. The entrance fee is 10 euro/adult but you can buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went just the other day, really fancied it before my holiday and it didn't disappoint. Make sure you go round with the guide. We were with an 'older' bearded gent (sorry, I didn't get his name!) and he was brilliant! His knowledge was vast and his passion for the subject really came across. A 'must do' if you're in... More 

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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
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Droitwich
5 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.

6 months ago
Lewes, United Kingdom
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