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“Really interesting, beautifully maintained” 4 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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“Really interesting, beautifully maintained”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Even the entrance below the fortress walls is dramatic as you enter the impenetrable war rooms. It began with short, stirring video in a cinema that charted a day in the life of a convoy heading across the med to Malta. From then on our guide ably escorted us through the restored war rooms that showed how Eisenhower, Patten, Montgomery and co plotted to defend Malta and then invade Sicily. The maps and apparatus were oddly beautiful considering they were mechanisms of war and they really brought the business of the operation to life. Our guide was - by his own admission - new to the role and could sharpen his act a bit but was enthusiastic and had some stories, being an ex-military man himself. The lady at the box office was a little pushy with trying to sell DVD's (she succeeded though) and whatnot but as she said, they need the money or the place will close. Well worth a visit, not expensive and pretty unique.

Visited July 2014
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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you for your comment and visit. We are glad hat you have enjoyed it. Apologies for our over enthusiastic ticket lady. Like all of us she was trying her bit to make this attraction work. Please do come back as we shall soon open yet more tunnels.

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“Lascaris war rooms”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Amazing.... We arrived late but was allowed to have a quick tour. Our guide was passionate about the war rooms and his knowledge was immense. If you get the opportunity to go it is well worth €10 entrance.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments.

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“Certainly gets you out from under the Sun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is about World War 2 Malta and a bit about the Cold War - so you will be underground. Nice and cool. The guide really knew his stuff. Imagine this as a very well prepared double history lesson with lots of extras and made in interesting.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you for your comments.

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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This is like going back in time. A superb job done in restoring this fascinating war time control centre. The staff who run it are passionate and extremely knowledgable . A must visit place

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you for your visit.

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“continuously developping museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Run by a voluntary organisation this group are restoring the underground war rooms used in WW2 to plan the attacks on Sicily and the german attacks on malta.

Its rather small but the money gained from tickets gets invested ito the project. However it is growing with more sections being restored and brought back for us to see.

What is there currently is interesting as there the old map tables used to plan attacks and the offices used by high ranking officers. Also lots of grnuine pictures showing whst happened in the area during the time period.

There is also an audio guide to explain in more detail what each room is. Also there is a documentary being shown with what the maltese had to go through during the war.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review, September 17, 2014
Thank you for comment and visit. The Lascaris War Rooms form part of an original complex covering 28,000 metres of tunnelling. Very soon we are adding more tunnels for visiting a long with the ones which are available at present. Do come and visit when you are next in Malta.

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