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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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Hvidovre, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit for an insight into life in the war for the Maltease people. As mentioned, speak to the old guy who sells the tickets.... he will give you some first hand, sad but very interesting stories of times in the shelter and no food on the island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Interesting and a bit shocking, We did not know that Malta played such a big and important role under the Second World War.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We stumbled across this place when wandering around Mellieha (mainly because of the clever cat mural on the steps on the way up - you'll know what I mean when you see it!). Only about €2.40 to go in so nothing to lose! The guy there is happy to tell you all about it, then leave you to your own... More

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Turku
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9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's a small tunnel place and I was suprised there was not more historical items or explanations. You can not call it a museum. Just a place to take a look into for history fans. Interesting war memories, but just not enough information about the circumstances are not provided. Ticket collector had a nice dog. Ticket price was 2,5 euro... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Do not leave Mellieha until you have been in here and read all the information and the little old man on the gate will tell you of his experience if you bother to ask! Maltease people are wonderful and they really enjoy speaking to the British

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Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Gives insight into how the Maltese lived & survived during WW2. Definitely worth a visit. Very different from some other shelters visited in Malta, e.g. Rabat, Birgu

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Woking, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went to have a look and it was quite big really loads of different rooms but it went on for quite a while we did half of it has the wife didn't like being their but worth a visit if you like your history.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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