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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 #1 of 12 Attractions in Mellieha
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Malta
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Really interesting. It takes you through time and you can just imagine the suffering and how scared these people were during the war. Quite a large shelter which used to accommodate a large number of people. The man at the door explained a lot of history to us and he was very friendly. Worth a visit.

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Stratford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We found this site accidentally, as it is not signed well, nor was it where we were headed. Two British ex-pats who loved to have others to talk to staffed the door. The shelter is real history - real people lived there for some time, were sick there, had babies there, ate there, slept there. Very interesting, but there was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Extremely interesting but also terrifying - probably as we were the only two people in there at the time! Had to leave after about ten minutes lol. Well worth the €2 entry fee

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

well worth a visit.A nice local man filled us in with alot of history regarding the shelter. we spent a good hour walking through.

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited the Shelter in October this year. The Maltese guy on the door, was very informative. A real character, so interesting. Very humbling to walk in the Tunnels. It must have been terrifying in there when the bombings occurred. Well worth having a look around.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Found it be accident but well worth the visit this is living history. How the Maltese people survived is beyond belief. Lot of interesting photographs and displays inside. Remember when you are walking round that up to 3000 people could get into the shelter and there was no electricity like there is know that really brings it home to you... More 

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Halstead
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Tucked a way but well worth a visit. Brings home what they went through. More a local museum than anything else but its story and knowledge of the guide makes it a worthwhile half hour - 40 minutes.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

bit claustraphobic but saved many lives little individual rooms cut into the rock hospital rooms and family rooms how did they cope

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scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Dont know how long it took to dig but a monument to mans skill and workmanship. The sounds within the tunnels areb quite eerie but when you read the posters it must have been very tying times.

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Mellieha, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If you are good on your feet (a couple of annoying steps) this is an impressive exhibition of the life in the rocks during the war.

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