Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, Mellieha

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
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. Make Mellieha Air Raid Shelter a part of your Mellieha vacation plans using our Mellieha trip itinerary planner.
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  • Not as elaborate as the once in Birgu, but still an interesting and evocative place. About 500m of tunnels to explore, all on one level so young children can navigate it fine. Also very cheap. Cost.....  more »
  • Went there this morning for a look around - it’s just up the hill from our hotel Luna Holiday Complex. A 15 minute hot walk or one minute €2 bus ride. Joseph working voluntary there was really...  more »
  • Very intense experience with mannequins representing life underground and info along the way. Nice staff and cheap entry ticket. Worth the visit!
  • We came to visit the place in two different days, both times it was closed before the official times. Very disappointing!

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