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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Brilliant and so vital to Malta.

Walking down a long tunnel and then descending another 40 feet by a series of steps you arrive in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
peter m
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

Deep in the bowels of the Valetta walls is this fascinating insight into world war 2 and the battle... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Will W
London, United Kingdom
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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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Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Reviewed yesterday

Walking down a long tunnel and then descending another 40 feet by a series of steps you arrive in the map room. Our young guide Karl, took you back to those dark days of World War Two. His incredible knowledge and enthusiasm soon had you...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Deep in the bowels of the Valetta walls is this fascinating insight into world war 2 and the battle for Malta. Well worth a visit.

Thank Will W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our second visit to the War Rooms & even better than the first as the experience has improved & is being added to as finances allow. It really brings to life & explains how operations were planned & executed during the war. I would recommend...More

Thank annwhyte2017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We opted to wait for the guided tour (rather than a self guided audio tour) which proved to be the right choice. There is a 20 minute film and cafe whilst you wait Steve is very passionate and knowledgeable and brought these bunker rooms to...More

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The War Rooms are an amazing experience - you get to walk through the bunker rooms where strategy was planned and implemented during World War II.

Thank MeriX2013
Reviewed 4 days ago

It feels as if the staff have just walked out, everything seems to be as it was during the frequent heavy bombing of Valletta during the war due to the presence of the British Fleet being based there. really atmospheric.

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small museum was much more interesting that first expected and our guide was excellent. It covered Malta during the early war years, local military actions and the execution of the invasion of Sicily by Allied Forces under command of Eisenhower. You visited the areas where...More

Thank jola43
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Lascaris War Rooms are a major unseen part of Malta during WW2. If you don't already know, Malta was the most bombed place on the planet during WW2. The War Rooms offer an excellent insight into how the war in Malta and the surrounding...More

Thank kenrockape4241
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our guide Tony?? was a national treasure as far as we were concerned. His enthusiasm just captured the whole groups attention for the whole of the tour. He really brought history alive. I would definitely recommend this attraction.

Thank Austimum
Reviewed 6 days ago

Guided tour is a must - heard a huge amount about the importance of Malta and the resilience of her people during WWII, by a brilliant, knowledgeable guide who was absolutely passionate about preserving this place of great historical significance and telling the stories of...More

1  Thank YorkshireChambermaid
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7 July 2017|
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Response from Meshattan | Reviewed this property |
We were on a cruise too! It is very close to the cruise port. You have to take an elevator up to Upper Barrakka Gardens (17 stories up!) to get to eveything. Went you get out, look for signs to Lascaris War Rooms. Enjoy!
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Yes the two are distinct but complimentary. The War HQ Tunnels are the ones used during the Battle for Malta 1940 - 1942. They are the oldest from the two with part of them housed in a massive 1569 casemate. They went on... More
evgenia t
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dlionking | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take photos even with tripod.

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