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Address: 91 Parish Square, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 79521970
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Shelters from second world war

very interesting and informative It was hard to believe people had to live in such cramped areas .It had low ceiling heights at certain parts and the smell was not pleasant but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

very interesting and informative It was hard to believe people had to live in such cramped areas .It had low ceiling heights at certain parts and the smell was not pleasant but made it more real .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting as to the locals surviving the catastrophy of the war on their homeland.It has been preserved intact and is worth the visit as it is very local to the hotel area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A good visit for a hot day the cool shelters hewn from the rock beneath the main church shows life in the shelters at the height of the Malta Blitz. Amazingly long corridor network that helped keep the people safe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Check opening hours before going it was very interesting and well worth the hour walk to get there although you can get a bus from just outside

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

These air raid shelters were dug out by hand in the second world war. They are over 500m long. There are some figures in the rooms and plaques on the walls telling visitors about the shelters. There is a cabinet with some war time memorabilia in it. Overall it is a cheap attraction tucked out of the way and well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting ,worth a visit . Lovely man told us the history of Mellieha and the island . We came across it when out on a walk , It needs better signs . The island has some wonderful old buildings and churchs .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

An incredible warren of tunnels dug by the Maltese to escape the bombing in WW2. A few relics and photos on display and some tableaux but the extent of the tunnelling is quite awe inspiring. It takes approximately 30-40 minutes to walk through but it's worth going. Small entrance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had a trip out on the bus to mellieha today came across the WW2 air raid shelters. 2.40€ to get in well worth the money. Over 500m of coridors and rooms to look at , some still have the artefacts from though's times. Just makes you realise what the people on malta had to put up with. Glad I went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

At the top of the steep hill at Mellieha.Well sign posted-visit the tourist info close by-very helpful.Small entrance fee,not comfortable for anyone suffering from claustrophobia!!Tunnels go a long way into the hillside.An insight in to the suffering of Maltese people during WW2.Watch out for the decorated steps !!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Extensive underground shelters some of which have recreations in them showing what the rooms were used for. Artefacts from the owners family and locals on display at the entrance. Very interesting even if you have no previous knowledge of Malta in the war.

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