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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

Address: 91 Parish Square, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: 79521970
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Ranked #18 of 268 things to do in Mellieha
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This site is worth visiting due to its historical significance. You really get a feel for what the people of Malta had to endure in the Second World War.

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West Yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

These air raid shelters consist of a series of extensive tunnels dug out of the rock by the Maltese people to protect them during world war 2.As you walk through you can realise the hardships and fears that the people experienced.A visit to Mellieha would not be complete without seeing these shelters which are being preserved for future generations to... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth visit, makes you realise what the Maltese went through in the 2nd World War. Lots of information and we really enjoyed seeing it.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The guy taking payments fills you with a little bit of background then your on your own. There's little mementos from the war at the entrance then 500m of tunnels. Some of the small rooms have little mannequin people in to give you a real sense of the history. There's plaques on the wall with little details of life in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Saw the Museum was open when walking past and decided to pop in and see what it was all about ...At the entrance I could see that this was a rather basic facility and after walking through a lot of underground tunnels for a while, I decided I had had enough and left.. There is so much they could do... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited this alone which probably isn't the best idea as there was no one else in the shelters at the time and I felt pretty scared but still went ahead and explored every corner. Very interesting but I was a bit too on edge to stop and read the information that much! Really friendly guide as well as I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The WW2 air raid shelter in Mellieha is a very worthwhile visit, and very suitable if a wet day. Excellent guide and a dramatic reminder at just how desperate the plight of the Maltese people during the 1940s. A vast underground cavern cut by hand, an act unimaginable in today's modern and peaceful times.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just has to be visited to give an idea of what these folks suffered in world war 2. The guide was knowledgable and very chatty.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Nice and full with history palce. Well contained, also very cheap 2.30 for adult. Very close to the hotel only 5 mins walk distance. The tunnels are long and you going to spend at list an hour walking up and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great insight into what life was like during WW2 in Malta. Great experience and the gent who works there is a WW2 survivor. Entry is 1euro 50. The underground routes were very scary as you get to walk through every route underground. Try not to get lost :)

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