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Lascaris War Rooms

Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
21800992
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Ranked #2 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We have been meaning to visit here each time we come to Malta and today we did. We were made very welcome by the museum curator who after showing us the introductory film explained exactly what had happened here and operation Huskey. This was way beyond what we would have got just fro listening to the free headsets we had... More

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you Paulnjsmith. Yes, it will be open by this summer, so please, when you come back, make sure you are not missing the new Military Heritage Park, and also check about our multi-site ticket, giving you access to all our attractions saving up to 30% of your money. Xulio Vazquez More

Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Our visit was made all the more interesting and special by the extremely helpful and enthusiastic Maltese guide. He really set the scene and brought the place alive. Be careful of the walk down to the war rooms though. We went the long way and there were a lot of steps.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you KateThorp. There are various ways to come into the Saluting Battery, the easiest one is by going to the bottom of the Bus Terminus just outside of the City Gate, and go through the parking or bus deposit area on the left. There are only a few stairs there. Xulio Vazquez More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The guide gave us a very good insite to what happened in these rooms. Disliked the number of steps down to the entrance

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you keith r. Well, we can do nothing about the steps,the Lascaris War Rooms had been created with that purpose, to be kept in a really secret place an with no easy access point, but we already improve a lot that, and now can be seen by most of the public trying to come in. Still works to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I'm late in leaving this review as I thought I had already done it but after checking through I notice I had not. Very interesting history on WW2 - I do not want to say much as it will stop your enjoyment of this fantastic place. You will come away eager to find out more of the involvement of the... More

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you saloustar. It is completely true, without Malta playing an important role, the final Victory should had been more complicated to get. But all of this can be seen with further details while exploring the Lascaris War Rooms with one of our fantastic guides. Xulio Vazquez More

Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a must see in Valetta, both for those interested in war history, and for those just curious about this man-dug complex of tunnels and rooms 17 m underground built during WW2. The exhibition was a perfect mix of a short movie about the convoys to Malta during the war, a entusiastic guide who had a lot of history... More

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you ao1982. Yes,we will be opening the rest of the rooms by this summer, so please, make an occasion and come back, also before coming check on our websites the information about the multi-site ticket giving you access to the different attractions and also the calendar of events. Xulio Vazquez More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stumbled across the Lascaris War Rooms by accident as we were exploring Valletta and came across it "the back way" late one afternoon. Indeed, we thought we might be too late to get in as it closes at 5 pm, but at just after 4 pm we were let in with no problem. We started with a film showing... More

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you hortenseLeeds. That is our intention, by having the Lascaris War Rooms as they should have been during that period, you can understand better all that hard part of History. For other exhibitions we do have the Malta at War Museum in Birgu, but we believe the War Rooms are to be kept as they should have been. Xulio... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Anyone interested in the Sicily Landings in WW2 should make a bee-line for this underground warren of rooms. Passionately interested guide [whose father was one of those who dug these rooms out of the Valletta rock], good exhibits and a fascinating old film about the Malta convoys. Our only sadness is that much more renovation is needed - funding must... More

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you Jeanbrowne. Don't worry, by this summer the whole complex will be open with all the NATO Rooms and tunnels and much more interpretation, and also live displays daily. Xulio Vazquez More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Really interesting for any military and/or history buffs. Original maps and planning locations for the defence of Malta and invasion of Sicily. a good reminder how much we all owe to the heroism of the Maltese in WW2

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you John H. If you want to know more about the restoration works progress, simply check our websites or Social Network profiles, we are always uploading them with new stuff. Xulio Vazquez More

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A little bit tricky to find, but just keep following the signs, it's really worth it! The museum it quite small but very interesting. The man who was running it was very knowledgeable adding a greater depth of information to the displays.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you fairy_world_explorer. By this summer we will be opening all the other rooms including the NATO ones, so, if you come back to Malta, please try to come again to the Lascaris War Rooms or even buy the multi-site ticket and you will be able to visit our four sites with a really good discount. Xulio Vazquez More

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our second trip to Malta, but our first to this attraction. We were not disappointed, we had a very informative and enthusiastic guide, he really knew his history. We had a short documentary film first, then the brilliant explanatory talk. Well worth visiting and the exhibits were authentic and an eye opener to war time strategies.

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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you Yvonnedate. If you come again to Malta, please do come again to the Lascaris War Rooms. By this summer we will be opening the entire St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion, and you will be able to visit the whole complex, including the NATO Rooms, the Gunpowder Magazine or the Crypt. Also you might think about visiting some... More

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