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Address: Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 2180 0992
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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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A very interesting time capsule from WW2

I have been to Malta quite a few times but never seemed to find the time to visit the "War Rooms", well this visit I decided to put this right. They are quite a walk to get too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Malta quite a few times but never seemed to find the time to visit the "War Rooms", well this visit I decided to put this right. They are quite a walk to get too and if you are not very mobile I would tend to think that you may struggle, but once there I found them... More 

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Plemet, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fascinating insight into Malta and it's role in WW2. Our guide Tony was extremely knowledgeable and his obvious enthusiasm about the War Rooms just shone through. I would fully recommend a visit here which was brought to life thanks again to Tony!

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Thank yehwoteva
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a very informative tour, starting with 2 old films ...a very knowledgeable guide and time to look around if you wished ..the old rooms you see in the films look very authentic when you see these. Would appeal to those interested in history not for very young children. To find it you need to follow quite a few... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not accessible to the less mobile. To access need to go down a flight of steps or if open a steep slope.

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Mario F, Owner at Lascaris War Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment which is not entirely correct. Vehicular access can be arranged via the Lascaris Ditch from anywhere in Malta where a car will bring one all the way up to the main door of the Lascaris War Rooms. The War Rooms themsleves are entirely accessible with ramps, flat surfaces and the operation rooms are fully visible... More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to understand why Malta is Malta, visit the War Rooms. Our guide Tony bought the history alive with his fascinating facts and extensive knowledge. A must for any visitor.

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Tony really brought the history of these ultra-secret underground tunnels and chambers to life. He gave such an interesting insight into the operations here during World War 2 describing the technological advances and the key people involved in the defence of Malta through to the invasion of Sicily. There were also some films that were worth watching. Well... More 

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Thank queen_mary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the tour today with parents and the tour guide was very enthusiastic which was nice. It's just A lot of info to take in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restoration was totally brought to life by our enthusiastic guide.Imagining what the rooms were like during the Second World War with fighters and bombers between Malta and Sicily was a real treat.You can see where the expression "like a war room" comes from

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These rooms are forty metres below ground excavated out of the rock by British and Welsh miners during WW2 to plan the defence of Malta, the guide was good and its well worth a visit.

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Thank MikeFellows2952
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time capsule of war time Malta operations all beneath Valletta, dug out by hand. Rooms preserved true time warp, pictures are on my camera unfortunately.

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