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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Steve's Knowledge is just EXELLENT

we took a trip to valetta on one of the days that we had to spare when we came to malta my partner... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fermoy, Ireland

Greeted by a couple of lovely soldiers in WWI dress who guided us through the tunnel tour. Very... read more

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Abbie M
Newcastle upon Tyne, 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

we took a trip to valetta on one of the days that we had to spare when we came to malta my partner wanted to go see the war rooms of malta so we went on and found it, i must say from the tunnel...More

Thank Janice8976
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Greeted by a couple of lovely soldiers in WWI dress who guided us through the tunnel tour. Very interesting piece of British history as well as Maltese. The gentlemen really knew their stuff and answered all the questions with great knowledge. Afterwards we had front...More

1  Thank Abbie M
Reviewed yesterday

Another excellent museum. Had a guided tour with Steve our guide, who brought the place alive with his stories. We then went round on our own taking a bit more time. Really fascinating place, well worth a visit. We used the audio tour handsets, as...More

Thank Shelagh H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great 45 minute tour to see and understand the secret underground bunker of such strategic importance during WWII. Definitely worth the visit!

2  Thank Erinkbailey
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came to the War Rooms, and was greatly surprised. Thanks to Steve wich gave us a wonderfull and very intetesting History Lecture he made it a great visit where we learned new facts and made the visit a great one. Will come back and...More

Thank robertahernandez
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting exciting place to visit. We felt very much like we were travelling the Time Machine. Very important to take the guided tour instead of audio guides, to really enjoy the visit. We had absolutely amazing tour guide Steve-I wish all guides were like...More

Thank Alexey S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to many war museums, but this stands out as the best, because the guide, Stefan, was incredible. The war rooms are deep in a tunnel under the edge of the city, and show how the British and Maltese operated to defend Malta and...More

1  Thank jd1234567
Reviewed 3 days ago

Were lucky that there was just my Uncle and myself on the tour so had individual attention from Steve the guide but we were treated to 95 mins of the most interesting information ridden tour of the war rooms ,Steve was a marvellous guide and...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I strongly advise everyone to wait for a guided tour of the War Rooms. I went to the War rooms with only a very limited knowledge of the part that Malta played in the 2nd world war. Stefan our guide Managed to convey the grim...More

2  Thank thomas_loach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really glad we went here. Very interesting how Malta was involved in WW2. We learned a lot. Steve did our tour, very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. You can just walk round yourself but I would definitely recommend the tour. About and hour I think it was....More

Thank headlar
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13 February 2018|
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
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