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Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, Mellieha
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Experience what life was like during World War II at Mellieha Air Raid Shelter. Veterans of previous sieges, the Malta islanders manned their defenses during the Axis air raids. To protect the lives of civilians, an intricate system of underground tunnels and rooms was carved into limestone. These shelters are now open to the public. You can see artifacts from the period, such as bullets and gas masks. Guides will provide historical information as you explore. With tiny rooms and narrow corridors, the atmosphere civilians experienced during the raids is preserved for visitors, but it might be uncomfortable for those who are claustrophobic. Put Mellieha Air Raid Shelter and other Mellieha attractions into our Mellieha itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you have visited the WW2 museum in Valetta, you'll know the degree to which Malta's citizens suffered in the second war (and if you haven't been, go there first). This shelter is one of many around...  more »
  • Worthwhile visit. Incredible insight into a previous time. Not much to see but the atmosphere is unbelievable. The information within the shelter and the surroundings make it easy to imagine how peopl...  more »
  • Must see for the €2.40 entrance fee it's worth it, read up and ask the guy at the entrance lots of questions! Well worth the visit