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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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interesting place. history. of the 2nd world war. also plus you get a bonus to get up close to the... read more

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Took a tour of the War rooms on my recent visit to Malta. Steve our guide was very informative and... read more

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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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Reviewed yesterday

interesting place. history. of the 2nd world war. also plus you get a bonus to get up close to the gun salute

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Reviewed yesterday

Took a tour of the War rooms on my recent visit to Malta. Steve our guide was very informative and gave us a brief history of how this interesting facility was so important in the war effort. definitely one to see on a visit to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

There are free guided tours through the rooms. Our tour guide, Stefan, was amazing. He made WWII come alive with his stories.

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Visited Valletta on an annual trip to Malta second trip to the war museums tour guide was Steve excellent knowledge and extremely well presented tour would recommend to anyone of any age to visit it should be part of school visits and will return in...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Physically there is not a huge amount to see in these rooms, but the guides are so passionate and knowledgeable that they really bring it all to life with great explanations of what went on during the war. Run by volunteers they rely on the...More

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Went with my husband a dedicated war buff and found these war rooms beyond interesting. We were taken round by our enthusiastic guide, Stefan who made it all come to life. We loved the whole experience and would fully recommend it for anyone who visits...More

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Very interesting location. If you are interested in WWII you shouldn’t miss the war rooms. You should take part in a guided tour, it is included in the entry ticket and takes about a hour. Our guide Steve did a very good job. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having visited various Imperial War Museum sites in England, we thought we knew a few things about WWII... how wrong we were! Steve, our tour guide, gave us a detailed history of Malta’s importance during WWII from its radar systems to its plotting of enemy...More

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In England we tend to see and hear WW2 stories from a Western European angle. It was absolutely fascinating seeing things from a Southern European perspective. Our tour guide Steve really brought it alive with his great knowledge - and made it clear easy to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating and unique bit of history to see the nerve centre of the RAF's WW2 operations against jerry.

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OJ1982
20 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
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!
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