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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
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The Lascaris War Rooms consist of an underground complex of tunnels and...

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 battles fought in the Mediterrean during the war. In July 1943, the Lascaris War Rooms served as the advance headquarters for the Invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky)by Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery, Alexander and Clark and Air Marshal Tedder and Admiral Cunningham. It went on being used under different forms by both the British services and Nato up to 1977.

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A must for WWll history buffs

We stumbled on this attraction, oh boy so glad we did. Alistair our guide was British and he knew his stuff. The rooms look pretty much as they were and I could imagine the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
julie h
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stumbled on this attraction, oh boy so glad we did. Alistair our guide was British and he knew his stuff. The rooms look pretty much as they were and I could imagine the activity with the help of Alastair's descriptions. We didn't appreciate the importance of Malta during WWll and the suffering of its people. Well worth a visit.

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Worksop, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't really know what to expect. At first sight the thought of looking at a set of war tunnels was not appealing, but thanks to our guide, Tony, the experience came alive. Thoroughly recommend it but make sure you have a guide

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This site was fantastic! The rooms, the maps, the site, seems frozen in time, it's as if you have snuck in during a shift change and you get to see a top secret military headquarters. The staff was awesome, informative and answered all our questions. The rooms feel authentic and you can actually place yourself there during WWII. We are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This far exceeded my expectations. I don't think I've ever been on a guided tour that made world war 2 history as interesting and yet informative. Alistair our guide really, really knew his subject and rather than reciting facts and dates, he helped us understand what was going on in 1940-1943, here in Malta. This was a surprising highlight to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our guide, Alistair, made the visit really informative and his enthusiasm was contagious. You feel as if you can touch History. The rooms are underground, you get a sense of how the men and women who worked there must have gone through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh wow! From the moment we set foot in the 'war rooms' my husband and I considered ourselves privileged to learn of Malta's involvement during the war years. It has never been brought to the attention of us 53 year olds (or indeed any child during school history lessons) of how important the role Malta took during the 2nd world... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a little previous knowledge of Malta's involvement in WW2, but this visit really brought the whole thing to life - the films using contemporary newsreel footage, followed by Alistair's excellent commentary as he guided our small group through the rooms. It gave an insight into how important the island was to the Allied war effort, and was clear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tony and Alex were on duty when I visited . Tony was extremely knowledgable guide . Made my visit . Totally recommend it it your into ww 2 history . The story of Malta is an incredible one

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Denis, our guide, was obviously passionate (and knowledgeable) about the history of these rooms. A fascinating and interesting history of not only the rooms but of Malta at that time. I would recommend this when visiting Valleta.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were advised to come to the lascaris war rooms by the owner of the guest house we were staying at. Such good advise. The tour was started by 2 short films about malta during the 2nd world war and these were followed by a very informative tour. Our tour guide made the tour fun and factual. All the information... More 

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over a year ago
Athens, Greece

I have some access info based on this map(the most detailed i was able to find)

(google openstreetmap lascaris war rooms)

1) There seems to be entrances for the monument. One is located turning rrght when exiting the gardens taking downhill the road called ''Triq II Betteria". In the end of this road there seems to be stairs which eventually lead in the entrance of the War Rooms

            a. Is this entrance open and accessible in order to take the guided tour?

            b. In my exit from the site which is the most convinient entrance and exit to easily reach Lascaris sea terminal in order to take the ferry to Birgu????

              c. There seems to be one more entrance mentioned also in the pdf of visitor info which the museum have in its webpage. This way goes by turning left exiting the gardens, reaching the circle square called ''castille square'' and taking downhill the first road to your left(as you enter the square coming from Malta Stock Exchange), this road is called Girolamo Cassar and on its right side while you walking on it there is a path starting forming a Z which lead you in the bottom and there you meet and cross a tunnel(literally passing under the road) and exiting to an area which the main entrance of war rooms is located. I suppose this is the most common entrance with available the tour guide also starting from it. Is it easy when i exit to reach Lascaris ferry terminal?

Please correct and advise, this weekend will very rainy in malta and i dont want to be full of rain making circles but on the other hand i want so much to visit this attraction.

over a year ago
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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