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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, 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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Time travel to this amazing experience - enhanced by Karl the expert guide

This is an amazing trip through history in expert hands of Karl our guide who gave us a tour that was not scheduled - thanks to his kindness. Karl's knowledge and professionalism... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leonie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing trip through history in expert hands of Karl our guide who gave us a tour that was not scheduled - thanks to his kindness. Karl's knowledge and professionalism is to be admired. Must see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Down here in the war rooms you have a whole new appreciation for the Allied war effort and for the suffering and determination of the Maltese. It takes klittle imagination to see this place as it was in the war, hopping with men and urgency. We learned so much. And it is a cool respite from the hot Maltese sun.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What more can I say - the place was such a surprise find and so interesting. Our guide Tony was so passionate, informative and added many humorous elements to what essentially was a life saving working part of the WW2. We felt very humbled when we left. It is a little hard to find but do preserver - it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Another interesting visit, more areas opened up since our last visit. Have a guided tour if possible as the guides are knowledgeable. Recommended and a chance to get out of the heat!

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Thank pumpkinsmum
Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we got to the war rooms, i wasn't all that excited as it was something that my brother was desperate to see, but once inside and on one of the tours i really enjoyed myself, the tour guide himself was very funny and made the trip more enjoyable. Once more the history of the War Rooms make this a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit the war rooms in Malta during our visit to Valletta. We were very surprised that our ten euro entrance fee included a guided tour by the intelligent and easy on the eyes, Karl. Amazing time was had. The only downside we would say is more advertisement is needed because we could have easily missed this treat.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Malta has fascinating history, including it's role during the 2nd World War. Interesting film to start, informative displays BUT if you find the volunteer guide, you're in luck, this man really makes the history come alive. We spent about 30 minutes chatting to him. It's underground and cool too, a bonus in August

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was prompted to visit Malta by wanting to learn more about the Second World War (my grandfather was based in Malta at the start of it) and almost stumbled on this place by accident. It gives a good idea of the conditions in which the war was conducted, with a similar feel to the Churchill War Rooms in London.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Lascaris War Rooms today. We found the staff to be incredibly knowledgable and engaging, and loved the informative guided tour. Wandering the rooms and seeing the maps and equipment that were used was very enlightening - it really allowed us to appreciate the bravery and sacrifice of the islands inhabitants - this is... More 

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked away but definitely worth a visit. Guide very knowledgable and informative. Amazingly well preserved rooms and equipment.

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