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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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We visited the War Rooms to learn more about the history of Malta during the Second World War, in... read more

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Robert S
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Highly recommend

Our guide Steve was excellent, clearly extremely knowledgeable and passionate about history. Try to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the War Rooms to learn more about the history of Malta during the Second World War, in particular the siege of 1940-42. What we did not expect was the most excellent tour that really brought everything to life and we felt we were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our guide Steve was excellent, clearly extremely knowledgeable and passionate about history. Try to get him! To see the actual rooms and some original equipment is so impressive. The movie is very good. This was a highlight of our trip to Malta, and we are...More

Thank MaineAmp
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Exciting to those who experienced 2nd WW and the younger which heard about the German/Italian siege and the hero people of Malta that stand it. Honor and salute them !

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting insight into the role of Malta in WW2. Very passionate guide who made the history come alive. Strongly recommended

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to visit on my last day in Malta. Staff were very friendly and you can lock away your bag (s) in the lockers which is a nice gesture. The guided your is a must as it makes everything come alive. Steve was very enthusiastic...More

1  Thank Katrien L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very interesting visit to the bowels of Valletta's fortified walls to learn about the secret war rooms constructed to co-ordinate the allied efforts to disrupt the Mediterranean exploits of the fascists. Amazing how Malta managed to (painfully) avoid invasion. Steve was our expert guide and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cool place to visit if you are interested in war and Malta’s role in the Second World War. I visited with my family and had a guided tour. The guide was an lovely and enthusiastic man who really know his history here! Perfect English also...More

1  Thank Adrian A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Steve our tour guide explained the use of the war rooms so well; excellent delivery and he was very friendly too! The war rooms controlled allied war operations for Malta during the second world war. A must see and hear experience!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just got back from Malta and for me this was the highlight, if you get get on Stefan's tour his enthusiasm was infectious, he is very knowledgable and was very entertaining thoroughly enjoined his tour.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was fortunate enough to arrive just before a guided tour started and was doubley fortunate the guide was Steve Church, very knowledgable and passionate - I think he could talk all day and with his style and enthusiasm I could listen all day too....More

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OJ1982
19 February 2018|
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Response from emage77 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am unsure of the exact times of the tours, when I went one was due to start so we just tagged on to that. It was about an hour and is all included in the admission price. It really is well worth it :)
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SBoyan
13 February 2018|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. The easiest way is to approach the War Rooms from the Bus Station at St. James Ditch where all the ground is level. Once you are there you need to enter into Herbert Ganado Gardens by going past a... More
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Shell_Ach25
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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!
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