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Review of Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris War Rooms
Ranked #1 of 84 things to do in Valletta
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The war rooms are very interesting, Well worth a visit, The history of Malta during the last war, The sacrifices of the inhabitants,And the allies,More rooms will be opening later this year,

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The artifacts were interesting and good copies of the originals but the explanations hard to understand due to the poor English of the guides

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little historical find run by a happy, knowledgable and friendly bunch.

In short it’s a tour around the underground rooms the British used to plan and operate WW2 operations in the area. Our tour guide (Justin) was super knowledgable, and funny, and talked us through the use and history of each room.

Thank BjAlbertros77
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although visited Valletta in the past I'd always wanted to go here and I wasn't disappointed. I walked from near to the Triton Fountain and it took about 15 minutes of slow walking (using the Google maps walking mode on my phone & it worked perfectly). Paid €13 for the war rooms tour (and the extra €3 for the special entrance to the Lower Barracca Gardens to walk around close to the cannons). Our guide was brilliant (think his name was James) and explained everything in such detail. It starts with watching a film in a large room with seating - an excellent old film lasting about 25 minutes of pre-war Valletta and during the WW2 period. Fascinating. Then the guide takes you all around the rooms and brings the rooms alive with his descriptions and details of what it would have been like to work there. I wish the museum much success with its ongoing improvements - these places must be kept 'alive'. Once the tour had finished I left to go to the gardens to see the 12 noon firing. Because I couldn't find the right entrance and the large walking group crowds I ended up in the busy upper gardens for the firing but found a great viewing point and then managed to work out where the entrance was for the lower garden and the access I'd paid for. This was worth it too and far fewer people!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to understand a little of the history of Malta then visit. We had the guided tour and found it really interesting learning about the Country and what we didn’t know.

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