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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Leisure trip

This place is full of history The guide tour is very very informative It has pictures & artifacts... read more

Reviewed yesterday
St Clair, Australia
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Interesting insight into the war and Malta

As the title says it was a very interesting insight into the War Rooms and their impact on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Haywards Heath, 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 via mobile

This place is full of history The guide tour is very very informative It has pictures & artifacts to back up The information For history buffs this place is A must Highly recommended

Thank pandora603
Reviewed 2 days ago

As the title says it was a very interesting insight into the War Rooms and their impact on the attempted invasion of Malta. Well worth going.

Thank NickG61
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting tour describing the issues faced by the country during WWII, lots of anecdotal info that was relevant to Malta. The restoration work is well done with still more to do. The work that is done was done well. I especially enjoyed the original...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had Karl as the guide of the old war rooms and he enhanced our knowledge of the part that Malta played in the Second World War. It is really worth a visit to appreciate the understated role Malta had during the War - you...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place to visit! Travelling solo i'd noticed the war rooms on trip advisor and planned it into my day visiting sites around malta, i didn't arrive until 15:30 and it took a few minutes to walk to the entrance but by gosh...More

Thank thepieshop66
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a newly opened and restored war rooms that have been lost for over 30 years and over the next few years will continue to be restored. The war rooms were fascinating and well worth a visit; their were pricey at €12 pp but...More

Thank Titanic211
Reviewed 5 days ago

We would have liked to be able to walk around by ourselves and read the information boards but we were not able to as it was guided tours only. Top tip: if you are likely to visit more Heritage Malta sites, buy a multi site...More

Thank tonia m
Mario F, Manager at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I much think that you are commenting about the wrong attrcation as the Lascaris War Rooms are not by guided tour only - you are free to roam around as well with the help of a free audio guide if you wish. Rgds Mario

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Maltese guide we had was very knowledgeable and passionate about the war rooms so do try to go with the guide. You can wander around afterwards. Small cafe with food and drinks, Get the 4 museum ticket and then save entry cost to two...More

1  Thank kieranWhelan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an early morning visit and enjoyed the tour with a guide. Took about an hour and provided all the information you would need in a friendly way.

1  Thank Japeski
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We landed from a 06:15 U.K. Flight & was adjusting to the heat so we were a little jaded at the time of our visit but we still found it very interesting & a good insight into Malta's WWII experience.Its priced a few €s higher...More

1  Thank Andrew R
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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
5 August 2016|
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Response from Dlionking | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take photos even with tripod.