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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

91 Parish Square, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Mellieha
Type: Historic Sites
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Poole, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A very intriguing insight into how natural human instinct comes into play when survival is threatened, these tunnels were hewn by human sweat and toil by men and young boys in an effort to protect their families at a time of invasion. The elderly Maltese gentleman selling the tickets is a true character and loves a bit of banter, we... More

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Exeter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit for 30mins. Gives a brief view of what it was like in the shelters during the war and its very cool in there. Friendly service at entrance

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

we went for a day out here and found it hard to get to but once we was there it was ok not something that I am into but my husband really enjoyed it and I think we would stay the whole day but it was the hottest day and they don't have air con so we had to leave... More

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worcester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

very intresting ,and all for the price of 5 euros ,the chap running the place was very informative.we thought it was well worth the money ,and good exercise at the same time as the tunnells seemed to go on for ever amazing when you think they tunnelled so deep and far by hand

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a very cheap and easy to access facility. It gives a very clear picture of what the people of Malta had to put up with during WWII

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This 'tourist attraction' is so much more, really makes you realise just how fore-bearing and brave the maltese were during this horrific time in history. Talking to the curator is an absolute eyeopener. He states it as it was making it interesting without reducing the gravity of the time. How they managed in such a small space with all of... More

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Berkshire UK
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34 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you find yourself in Mellieha while in Malta these WW2 tunnels are definitely worth visiting, especially if its a very hot day as its lovely and cool inside. There is very little to see in terms of wartime memorabilia in the tunnels, just a few mannequins set out to show you what various parts of the tunnels were used... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was lovely and cool in the shelter which was nice!! The gent on the door was lovely and very knowledgeable. Very interesting half hour and worth €2.40 entry fee!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

no one can visit these shelters without feeling touched, during our visit the lights were mistakenly switched off, standing there in complete darkness really brings home the suffering the maltese people went through

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Porthcawl
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

You would never guess how big the tunnels are, a fascinating look at the war time in Malta. The floor is very uneven so care must be first priority when visiting, worth the entry fee to keep cool.

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