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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
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+356 7987 4153
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Atmospheric subterraneum museum

Do not miss this fascinating and informative museum. Learn how the people of Malta excavated these war rooms which the Axis powers knew nothing about, and how the British defence... read more

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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Do not miss this fascinating and informative museum. Learn how the people of Malta excavated these war rooms which the Axis powers knew nothing about, and how the British defence of this most strategic island in the 1939/45 war was planned and controlled.

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Thank Christopher P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

This place is brilliant would defo go back. The tunnels are brilliant gives you an incite into the war and how they lived. You hear about the effects on Malta and particularly Valletta during the early years of WWII were exceptionally well described

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Thank Zoe B
Lefkada, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

These tunnels and rooms are well hidden below the Barracka gardens. They are fascinating but the highlight was the personal guide that was there to give the tour as an alternative to the audio guide. This gentleman was enthusiastic and energetic in his explanations of how the tunnels were dug, the secrecy of their existence, their use during the war... More 

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Thank Lesley L
Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well for those who have been through the war,knows what is like to live in fear ,very little food and living in Shelters (VeryHumid) hardly any food ,and lot,s of fear. Lascaris War Rooms is there to remind you of all you have been through or like me how lucky i was that i mssed it all

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Thank Q9211YEtony
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A brilliant but short tour. A must for anyone who visits Valletta. Very imformative. The guide is a lovely bloke who is very passionate about his museum. Just be warned there are quiet a few tricky steps down to the entrance.

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Thank Phill S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Historically one of the most amazing places to visit in Malta. If you are interested in World War 2 and how Malta had an impact on it you have to visit this place. The tour guides are great and tell you a lot of stories around this place and how the local population fared. I for once had never heard... More 

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Thank Oliver F
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent guided tour - history explained with the little details that create stories and not just facts. The introductory video from the archives dating from the fifties could be omitted if you have any understanding of the modern history of Malta.

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Thank Raoul D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Lascaris War Rooms during our recent visit to Valletta. It was as if we had stepped back in time, the guide was very passionate and knowledgeable about World War 2 and we left with an awareness of how much suffering the people of Malta went through. It was amazing to learn how all the people based here,... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have any interest in WW" this is definitely a great place to spend a few hours. Well laid out and with very good guides too.

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Thank Martin L
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was one of the most informative tours we have ever been on thanks to Tony the guide,we certainly knew that Malta had suffered really badly but thanks to him we really found out the scale of things We had gone to the Battery to watch the lunchtime cannon being fired(around 12pm) and so visited War rooms then I think... More 

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