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Address: Our Lady of the Grotto Street, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 7952 1970
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00

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Interesting visit to WW2 underground shelter

Underground tunnels with some historical artifacts and photos. Surreal to visit with the "Dad's Army" theme tune and Churchill speeches played in background. Children found... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Underground tunnels with some historical artifacts and photos. Surreal to visit with the "Dad's Army" theme tune and Churchill speeches played in background. Children found really interesting. Take care as closes early (only open Mon-Sat 0900 to 1500). Use nearby the Mellieha-Adenau bus stop.

Thank Mark123UK
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here in the morning and received a good welcome but were left to explore the tunnels on our own. We were the only people there. We parked very close to the entrance. Certainly worth visiting to imagine what it must have been like during air raids in the war.

Thank janerogers50
Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were staying in the hotel across the road so we popped across for a look. The man on the door was friendly and welcoming. The air raid shelter is enormous with vast tunnels. There is information dotted around in various languages. There are models depicting the era and some artefacts from the war. All in all a great experience... More 

Thank Ciara2013
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It really brought to life through simplistic descriptions and pictures how this tiny island survived the bombings of WWII, and how they lived during that time. The curator was a child at the time, and will be happy to share this time

Thank Paula T
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Schedule ahead to go and see this stuff, which is very interesting if you love the history of either Malta or ww2

Thank Ryan S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting visit worth the entrance fee 2.4 euro they could probably have done a bit more with the exhibitions but worth a visit

Thank mahonydavis
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my husband & 3 kids (7, 9, 12). It's amazing how massive they are. Spooky to think how many people would have been down there. My daughter's were terrified of the wax people!

Thank Lady-Fiona E
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed to see how big this was inside. It was quite interesting to see where people sheltered during raids. But I have to say the mannequins were the scariest things I have ever seen. Wouldn't catch me down there by myself!

Thank funkyfeet101
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the church was excellent where prayers have been answered and people have left their items for blessings. i felt at home in the church. on the other side was the our lady's grotto which is a sanctuary for everyone with holy water. beautiful view from the church of Malta. a definite place to visit.

Thank Smita M
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Malta is so rich in history. Joseph the gentleman who looks after he entrance is a mine of information about the war

Thank jacksgran21

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