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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
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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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Great little history lesdon

Basic and no frills, but tells the story wonderfully. Bernard was a great tour guide and had a good knowledge of Malta and its history outside of WWII happenings.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Basic and no frills, but tells the story wonderfully. Bernard was a great tour guide and had a good knowledge of Malta and its history outside of WWII happenings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Despite visiting Malta many times before this was the first time we have visited the Lascaris war rooms and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The tour started with watching a film shot by The Royal Navy showing the tremendous effort a convoy took to reach Malta which was under siege and were running out of food, fuel and ammunition. This led... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museums have been well restored to reflect the WW2 usage and the audio guide provides interesting information. Not a long visit but worth visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent guide who really explained what we were seeing. It put everything into context. Would reccomend

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You are introduced to the war room by paying a ridiculous amount of money to enter. Next you sit and watch a propaganda film. The tour guide scoops up the English speakers in one go and walks through the war room. Very small place which took about 5 minutes to explore. The guide's voice echoed horribly and even though I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

buried deep inside the fortifications so as to be bomb proof. The war rooms controlled the Malta defences, much of the North African campaign and the Scilly landings. essentially a series of rooms and tunnels but brought alive by the excellent guide. Cannot imagine what it was like to endure 10 months of sustained bombing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Bit of a challenge to track down but worth it in the end. Gives a very good perspective on wartime control.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

"Congratulations, you found it" were reassuring words.  The path to get there from the Upper Barrakka garden area is odd, to put it mildly.  There are signs but you still get the feeling that you missed one along the way.  The Malta WWII exhibit attendant's expression was funny yet accurate.  History buffs will find the military headquarter's rooms fascinating but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting exhibition, a must for anyone interested in the defence of Malta during WW2 and in Operation Husky (Allied invasion of Sicily). Complimentary audio guides and there is also a small cinema showing two black-and-white short films about the operation to supply Malta during the war and the award of the George Cross to the island. What makes this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not into war memorabilia, but malta has such an ancient tradition that goes back centuries- its fascinating

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