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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter

91 Parish Square, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Mellieha
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very simple exhibition - basically you enter the shelter and there are some basic photos and explanations. Its simplicity is a good thing though, as it really makes you think and realise what the air raids were really like - it was pretty stark and thought provoking and very moving. There are some very dodgy mannequins in... More

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suffolk england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went for a. Walk and stumbled upon the shelter .a history lesson underground. I could not believe the size of the tunnels and how far they stretched .it is only when you go inside are you aware of the severe restrictions the island was put under during the Second World War.

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Oradea, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The shelter is impressive about the size. Inside, from while to while on the walls are written details about the shelter. In my opinion can be made much richer in info's: the history how was made, how many people lived there, etc in more words. Definitely is a place that is worth been seen, have much more history then many... More

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

When I walked through to village I came across this air raid shelter. My girlfriend and I entered it because we were curious. Once we did we were out in 15 minutes because it more looks like a small cave with some pictures of what it was used for. I did not find it really interesting. I have seen way... More

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Launceston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The best air raid shelters we visited in Malta. These shelters are large and the guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about the shelters and the period. Great value for money and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was expecting just few rooms, but the shelter is very long (about 500 metres) and it is all done with the worker's hands. It is so sad that Maltese people had so difficult time, but it is their history and it is worth to see and understand that their spirit can't be broken.

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Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good enough to warrant the small entry fee, but basically just a collection of tunnels with a few descriptive A4 posters and some manikins. Explored the whole system in under 30 minutes. A one time attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Mellieha Air raid shelter is a series of tunnels hand dug stretching in excess of 500m, there are a number of info boards to explain life in the shelter but don't expect a museum level of detail, however what is provided is more than enough to appreciate just how difficult staying in these tunnels must have been, seeing the... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went there on the way back to the hotel makes you realise how tough war on malta was. Only takes a few minutes but is a nice place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stumbled across the air raid shelter on our day walking about Mellieha. It was very moving to hear the story and history especially as the guide had a direct family link. Would recommend this to others.

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