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“Enjoyable. A must see” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris War Rooms
Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2180 0992
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Valletta
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and chambers that housed the War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta was conducted during the Second World War.This secret complex contained operations rooms for each of the fighting services from where not only the air defence of Malta was coordinated, but also some of the greatest battlesfought in the Mediterrean during the war.
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“Enjoyable. A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Seen them in the film so to get to see them for real was great. The tour guide was excellent he was totally passionate but the rooms. If any thing he got so engrossed that the tour took a lot longer than it was supossed too. but it never got to the stage of when this going to end.
I'd like to thank him very much. Sorry can't remember his name but if you get him on your tour you'll know who he is.

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yulius888, Custodian and guide of the FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you so much Notahappyhibee.
His name is Tony, and he has a lot of knowledge about the Lascaris War Rooms and also about the History of Malta and the IIWW.
Also if you have the oportunity of coming again, you can come to our other sites and enjoy different experiences with really good guides and re-enactments.

Xulio Vazquez
Custodian and guide of the FWA
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“An excellent and exciting museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The museum is well laid out, with good presentation notices explaining. The site staff are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and eager to help and share- even on matters that don't directly relate to the site, or Malta directly. Highly reccomended.

Visited October 2012
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yulius888, Custodian and guide of the FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you greenknight010.
All the staff of FWA is interested in History, and we are trying to improve everyday our tours for a better experience for our visitors, trying to search more about all the History that can be realeated with our heritage.

Xulio Vazquez
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a must if you want to learn more about how Malta survived the 2nd World War. The tour was guided by a very knowledgeable gentleman who made everything very interesting. The tour starts with a 10 minute film and then then follows through all the rooms. Very well laid out with lots of snipptes of information being given out. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Visited October 2012
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yulius888, Custodian and guide of FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you holswelove

It is a good new that you have enjoy it. Our guides try to keep all the sites we have in trust alive, and also give a good experience to the tourists.

Xulio Vazquez
Custodian and guide of FWA
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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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“Formerly top secret, now an amazing recreation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This was an absolutely fascinating place to visit and amazing to see what the owners have achieved since taking on the complex in a derelict state 5 years ago. Very well researched, excellent guide who really knew his history and brought the place to life. A real understanding of why Malta won the George Cross and her importance in turning the tide of the war.

Visited October 2012
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yulius888, Custodian and guide of FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you Catherine C
Thank you for your comments about us and visiting our sites. We try to do our best everyday and provide a good experience to the tourists, and with this get more founds for keeping going in our mission of keeping them alive

Xulio Vazquez
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“Amazing guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had an amazing guide who brought WWII in Malta to life. He was excellent at describing the problems the allies faced and how they overcame them. He had fascinating anecdotes and made history come alive. Please note if you visit the museum WITHOUT the guide you will be disappointed. There's nothing written up to explain the exhibits and there isn't a huge amount to see. But with the guide it is an amazing experience.

Visited October 2012
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yulius888, Custodian and guide of FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thank you thumbelina2
Our target is provide a really good and personal experience to the tourists, that is the difference in our sites from other ones, trying to keep alive the place, not only with some texts written, but also, really soon we are having the audioguides in different languages for those who want to go by themselves through our sites, but with the posibility of a guided tour as well like right now.
Also, in some of our sites, like in Fort Rinella with the animated tour at 2 pm or Saluting Battery with the firing of the Noon Day Gun Salute, we have re-enactments, keeping alive the place

Xulio Vazquez
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