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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
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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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I loved the sense of history about the place. It was like one of those old black and white war movies brought to life. The swipe function for the audio guides worked well too. It's location might make it difficult to reach for visitors with limited mobility, however

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to the War rooms and i wasn't dissappointed as it changed so much from my last visit . You can walk around the ops room and see everything close up . I especially enjoyed my conversation with the tour guide at the end

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The war rooms are an essential piece of Maltese history. The guides are welcoming, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The war rooms are as they were at the end of the war and will eventually ancompass more information. Well worth a visit.

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Piece of history. Very interesting with good commentary. Pleasant staff. Cold War section to be opened soon. Good value for money.

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Durham, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very intertesting and informative, Tony the tour guide knew everything there was to know about Malta during WW2 and i understand that his father helped to dig the tunnels.Would highly recommend it even if you've only a passing interest in the war. Make sure you take the tour with the guide as this is optional (no extra cost). Takes about... More

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south coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited the Lascaris War Rooms last week and afterwards felt moved and honoured to have been able to experience such a good attraction. Our guide was so good and knowledgeable and he had a very good sense of humour too. The experience of the Maltese people who so bravely defended the Island in WW2 was bought to life by... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved the rooms and an excellent audio guide and film . Was even made even better when we met the curator whose enthusiasm and knowledge about the subject was astounding . One of the highlights of our trip

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We paid 10 euros each to be given a guided tour of the war rooms. The underground tunnels and chambers house operation, administrative and code rooms. After a while my husband and I broke away from the guided tour and explored on our own at our own pace. Very educational and worth a visit to learn more about Britain's war... More

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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Lascaris War Rooms were dug out underground by British miners and entered by a long tunnel, not easy to find but totally suitable for original purpose. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and knowledgeable, and totally committed to the further development of the museum. For the first time ever we actually received the photo of me in the hard hat. The... More

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

A brilliant and museum. This is an amazing place to visit if you are interested in the history of World War 2 an is suitable for most ages. It gives a unique insight into the resilience of the Maltese people. The guide was entertaining and informative and the audio guide is also very good. (Children will probably enjoy exploring the... More

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