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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter
Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Mellieha
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83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

The tunnels go on a long way but worth going to see for the history of what happened in the war.
Wear sturdy shoes.

Visited November 2013
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating and humbling”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was the first place we visited during our stay in Mellieha. The entry is by the church up a flight of stairs with a lovely picture of a boy and cat painted onto them. The shelters were channelled by hand through the limestone by the local people, which must have been incredibly hard work. My partner used to be a miner so he was keen to see the tunnels, and neither of us were disappointed. Both of us were humbled, as it made us appreciate what an awful, terrifying time the villagers had in those times. There was not a tremendous lot to see during the walk through them, but there are interesting bits of information and photographs on the walls along the way. A couple of the models in the side rooms gave us a shock as we walked by as they were so unexpected!! Very interesting and a definite must to see if you are visiting Mellieha.

Visited November 2013
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

What a fascinating place to visit and gives an insight into what the people of Malta experienced during the war. We were greeted warmly and shown some interesting artefacts and then left to wander through the tunnels which seem to go on for miles. Amazing to think that they were all dug out by hand.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Lorraine N
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“An underpublicised gem. Prepare to be inspired.”
Reviewed November 15, 2013

This attraction is entered by some steps near the church. Many bus routes pass by and there are a number cafes on the street below. The people of Malta suffered from severe German blitzkrieg. Thousands were killed and life was veryq tough. It was fascinating to wander along these extensive tunnels,complete with maternity hospital and other poignant tableaux depicting life in these times. The tunnels themselves are a monument to the courage and determination of the Maltese people against the Nazi attacks. Admission is Very cheap and the attendant was very welcoming and helpful.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank GGWJones
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“snap shot of shelters”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

tucked under the church is mellieha's ww2 shelters. only a couple of euros to get in and doesnt pretend to be a museum, just an example of war time shelters. an insight into how small the shelters were in height and how long.

defo worth a visit if passing

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Fredbear_Hull
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