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“Informative Tour is a must”
Review of Lascaris War Rooms

Lascaris War Rooms
Ranked #1 of 101 things to do in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We would recommend you take the guided tour( free) after you have bought your ticket.
Steve the guide was extremely informative as to the Rooms role in the defence of Malta then it’s role in the British / American invasion of Sicily. There is audio guide available but worth a brief wait for the tour( every 30 or so minutes. )Whilst you wait watch the film made in 1943 to praise the brave defence and shows why the island of Malta was awarded the George Cross
Highly recommended

Thank lawmanglasgow
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The descent through the tunnel into the war rooms is fascinating, and I came away awestruck by the effort and ingenuity in creating a combined command post through a desperate period of WW2. The museum is quite low-key, compared to something like the Cabinet War Rooms in London, but that is part of its charm. It is also clear that the war rooms were used by NATO and then closed up for years, so there is a work in progress in terms of restoring the war rooms and re-creating the settings. But the best part of the tour was the guide tour (no extra cost) from Steve, who spent an hour explaining and enthusing about life in the War Rooms as well as the strategic importance of Malta to the war effort, including the invasion of Sicily.

So well worth the visit, and well worth the guided tour.

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative and interesting place. €12 each is not bad,you get loads of info,stories for this. Without a guide I can imagine it being a bit boring. Our guide James was very knowledgeable and set the scene everytime he told us some info.Interesting little rooms,lasted about 45 mins,you do have the option of watching a short film beforehand. They are spread over a small space so not lots of walking once in.

Thank Elaine C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 12 euros each I thought this was poor. We didn't have a guide - maybe that was our mistake - but there was very little to see. A few rooms with very little in them. Go to Malta at War and get more for your money.

Thank kcashbourne
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would highly recommend a visit to the Lascaris War Rooms. The Rooms are authentically presented, with original WW2 furniture, maps and charts on display. You can really get an appreciation of How cramped and stuffy the place must have been during the War. We took a group guided tour with Steve, who has a huge depth of knowledge on the geography and history of Malta, as well as the specific history of the Lascaris War Rooms and their role in World War 2. Well worth your time!

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