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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 13 Attractions in Mellieha
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mellieha, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A place that is steeped in history. When me and my friend arrived, the guide showed us the items that the people used back then. It was very interesting to walk the whole length of it, learning all about the times of the first WW. The guide was very nice and interesting man A must see!

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Most air raid shelters I have visited in the past have been brick and soil and semi subterranean so to find this one cut into the living rock by hand was a surprise. Being aware of the war I was able to imagine the crowding and sense of fear that would have inhabited the shelter while air raids were happening.... More 

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Stornoway, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was very interesting and made you understand a bit more of what it was like in those days. The person at the door was very welcoming and gave us an introduction to our tour.

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Really interesting place to go and see what people had to go through during world war ll and the small spaces they had to live in was quite eerie being underground and in some of the rooms they have scenes set out like the maternity rooms

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It gave a real insight into what it must have been like for the Maltese people when they were sheltering from the bombs during the second world war and it was incredible to realise that the tunnels were all dug by hand. Definitely worth visiting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

WE saw the sign for the Air Raid shelter since had never noticed it before we went in. The Shelter is very long over 500 meters long I found it interesting as my Uncle was stationed in Malta when the Germans were trying starve everybody into submission but it did not work.

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very interesting, and the gentleman on the door was a veteran, so a brilliant first hand conversation with him, lovely man. Thank you.

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Stoke sub Hamdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is such a very humbling place to visit to see how real people lived loved gave birth and yes died in this labyrinth of rooms is amazing and everyone who visits Malta reallyq should visit this place.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

There were a few rooms showing how it was,not much else just empty corridors.could do a lot more with it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very friendly doorman and cheap. Amazing when you think that during the war the people were only allocated 4 sq ft. Biggest shelter in Malta at 500m long.

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