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Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Impressive experience, worth visiting in Malta!

Our tour guide told us lots of interesing information about the Maltese war history, not only WWII... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Emma l
Well wrth it

The war rooms with Tony and the underground at the Battery were both informative and interesting... 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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Lascaris Ditch, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 2000, Malta
+356 7987 4153
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Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide told us lots of interesing information about the Maltese war history, not only WWII. I listened to him carefully as I did not want to miss anything. Really impressive experience as you can really see how the WWII affected Malta! Definitely worth...More

Thank Emma l
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The war rooms with Tony and the underground at the Battery were both informative and interesting not to mention entertaining. This is the history you didn't get in school.

Thank Gerry4365
Reviewed 2 days ago

A tour of the war rooms is well worth the time and you will learn a lot that you probably didn't know about Malta's contribution to WW2.

Thank JohnFalzon
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the operation centre that controlled the defences of Malta during WW2. The layout is similar to control rooms in the UK (eg Bentley Priory) but there is much history unique to Malta. Tony our guide not only knew all this but added many...More

Thank HAMLtd
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read "Fortress Malta" I had to go to the Lascaris War Rooms. It was fascinating to see the layout and have our guide describe the conditions under which the control centre was operated. To hear the rooms where used again during the 1960's and...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit. Well signposted from the Battery, at least it was all downhill! And if you visiting other parts of Valletta, you'll know what I mean. Walking up s long tunnel and entering the caves, we were greeted as always with a cheery...More

Thank Mandy C
Reviewed 3 days ago

For everyone who is interested about World War 2 it is definitely a very interesting and fascinating place where you will gain a lot of insight.

Thank Aila Z
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a fascinating place! I got a real sense of how it must have been for all the people working there. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passed the information on with obvious pleasure. Well worth going, some interesting books in the small shop.

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour visits a number of rooms that seem to be unchanged since their use in WW2 as a command centre for Allied forces in the Mediterranean. Our tour guide was entertaining and informative and the location really does take one back in time. Make...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit, and the first thing to do is sit and watch the film, this gives an interesting insight into the history of the war. Touring the other rooms you get a flavour of duties carried out by those involved, and appreciate the conditions...More

Thank Bob M
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6 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!
19 March 2017|
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Response from Mario F | Property representative |
Yes the two are distinct but complimentary. The War HQ Tunnels are the ones used during the Battle for Malta 1940 - 1942. They are the oldest from the two with part of them housed in a massive 1569 casemate. They went on... More
evgenia t
4 August 2016|
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Response from Dlionking | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take photos even with tripod.