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“Very interesting” 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 36 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.
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic when doing our tour, which meant we got a lot more out of it than we would've have otherwise. Lots to see and read about... well worth a visit.

Visited January 2014
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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Thank you Tracey N.
We try to bring alive our heritage by interacting with the sites and with the tourists. It is our concept of tourism and I think it is much more interesting than simply roaming around with an audioguide.

Xulio Vazquez
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Fascinating insight into the control of the war as it affected Malta - the chart rooms, offices, command centres etc. seem to bring it all to life, it's almost as if the occupants were only there last week. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and added so much to the experience - don't even consider going around without one (it's included in your ticket price). More areas are being excavated and will open later this year.

Visited January 2014
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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you Jerseyboy49.
With your help, leaving this kind of comments and votes, we are a step closer to our target, the entire restoration of the Lascaris War Rooms that should be finished by this year.

Xulio Vazquez
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“Living History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The War Rooms in the rock of the Lascaris quarter are not so extensive as those in London, but the presentation by the guides is top; very lively. Great human touch and educational, too.

Visited January 2014
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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thak you Hans B for visiting some of our museums, not just one and helping us by leaving good comments and votes on TripAdvisor.
We do the tours weveryday but everyday they are even better than the day before, because with your help we can improve a lot.

Xulio Vazquez
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“A must see if interested in wartime Malta.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Very knowledgable guides bought the rooms to life; having someone to show you around and explain is essential to properly appreciating the rooms

Visited January 2014
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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you SombreYellowBuffalo.
That is what we do in our sites, making us different than all the other museums around the island, and hopefully getting you involved into our projects and having a better experience than only roaming around.

Xulio Vazquez
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“Historically accurate and extremely well presented”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Truly a hidden treasure tucked away under the walls of Valletta! We didn't know what to expect as this was our first trip to Malta and first day out here. However we were amazed by the attention to detail, knowledge and genuine enthusiasm of everyone we met. Whether staff or volunteers - it is now easy to see how the Maltese people have won the respect of the world over many centuries - not just during WW2 when they suffered so dreadfully yet stayed positive and determined to pull through.
Having visited many museums over the years, I can truly say that every one visited on Malta has exceeded our expectations and long may they continue - please support the ongoing restoration and thank you Maltese People for making our holiday so enjoyable as well as educational!

Visited January 2014
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yulius888, Community Manager at FWA at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Thank you Elaine L for visiting other of our sites and for giving us an explendid feed-back.
All members of our staff are really concerned about the important role Malta had played through History, and we try to show this with passion and knowledge to each and every visitor coming through the doors of our sites.

Xulio Vazquez
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