We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2180 0992
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,571 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1087
    Excellent
  • 260
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
A real piece of recent history

A visit here will explain why Malta won the George Cross. Life under greater pressure than the London Blitz was terrible, yet they helped wint the war. Lots of information in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
John E
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,571 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,427: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A visit here will explain why Malta won the George Cross. Life under greater pressure than the London Blitz was terrible, yet they helped wint the war. Lots of information in the actual locations.

Helpful?
Thank John E
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was very interesting place as my Grandfather had been involved in the Pedestal Malta convoy of 1942. Not only was the layout simple and well explained by the audio guide, but Tony, one of the on-site guides gave us a huge ammount of information. It was a humbling experience to realise what my Grandfather and people of Malta had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Orland2014
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I didn't know what to expect but this place is definitely worth a visit, I knew Malta had been awarded the George Cross during the Second World war but I now understand why and how difficult the war was for them. The guides are very enthusiastic and keen to impart their knowledge.

Helpful?
Thank Kittiwake74
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The guide was excellent.Humerous and informative.We arrived just before the midday gun so for the price of the war rooms we had a great view of the proceedings.Very helpful receptionist.Clean toilet.Good value if you are interested in 2nd world war.

Helpful?
Thank patrboater
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If your are a history buff go for it otherwise the tour was a bit long. The tour did detail the incredibly complicated way that the services were deployed to maximize damage to the enemy. It was amazing what was achieved with relatively basic technology. The guide was difficult to understand but extremely knowledgeable. The staff were very helpful. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Liz W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a brilliant tour, I honestly can't say enough good things about it but I have to give special praise to the guild...it was like being guided through by an old friend...MUST SEE....

Review collected in partnership with Windows 10 app

Helpful?
Thank spuddpat
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in the Second World War history surrounding Malta, then do visit these war rooms. The visit begins with film,but then we were treated to a much more detailed history by Tony, whose father was one of the diggers of the war rooms. Amazing to see where the planning took place - it was a real trip... More 

Helpful?
Thank Stanley S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
369 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited as part of a tour group. Our guide was really good, he brought the whole experience "to life". I expected to be bored but I was fascinated as he was so knowledgeable . Our trip didn't include the tunnels but that sounds really good too.

Helpful?
Thank SUNTAN47
Island of Malta, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For anyone with an interest in history, problem solving or resilience, your must visit the War Rooms. To really bring it to life, make sure you speak with Tony who delivers the tours. His interest and enthusiasm makes for a fascinating experience. We were very lucky that he came upon us and decided to share his knowledge right before having... More 

Helpful?
Thank robbieparks
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on both the Lascaris War Rooms and the underground tunnels tours (sorry, I couldn't find a page for the tunnels?), and in both cases the five star review is mostly down to the knowledge and warmth of the fantastic guides. You'd probably finish the War Rooms in 10 mins if left to your own devices, but the guide... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Rebecca T

Travelers who viewed Lascaris War Rooms also viewed

 
Valletta, Island of Malta
Mdina, Island of Malta
 

Been to Lascaris War Rooms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lascaris War Rooms and other visitors
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Lascaris War Rooms staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?