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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

91 Parish Square, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Mellieha
Type: Historic Sites
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Go there, it's compact but then imagine what it was like to be in here with the rest of the village as the bombs went off overhead. It'll only take you 30 minutes or so but it's an experience not to miss.

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This air raid shelter is a must see in Mellieha, and gives you a good idea of what life must have been like hiding from the bombers during WW2 Good access and some basic displays, but the real star is the long winding tunnel through the limestone under the town ... and well worth a donation on the way out... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The air raid shelter was a pleasant surprise and a gratefully received break from the sun. There are not many displays but the size and length of the tunnels are worth seeing

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I really like to visit war shelters, went in quite a few here in Malta but the one in Mellieha is very big and they also have a small collection of items and tools the people used during the war, really a great experience!

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Mellieha, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I do not recall world war II, but going through this air raid shelter makes you wonder how our forefathers managed during those terrible times

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Huntingdon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was nice to have visited but one tunnel is the same as another and only limited artifacts to break up manotany

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Osby, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The shelter is well maintained and interesting. Well worth a visit. Did not take more than 40 minutes and it was nice and cool in there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

a huge tunnel with lots of information and things to look at, was free entry when we were there but we did give a donation as we were really impressed with the whole thing

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our entire family enjoyed visiting, there's lots of memorabilia and it's great value for money at just a couple of euros each. The largest shelter in Malta.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Shelter was short and breathtaking but monotonous! Great to experience the tunnel system and one can only imagine what they went through when they were being bombed from above. It was only €1.40 for entry which is just too cheap in my opinion. It is a must see in Malta!

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