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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  • we visited here and although we live here were shocked at how vast these are and the history we found out about the Mellieha people during the war. Fascinating and sad and also very proud of my...  more »
  • Brought my third child to see my favourite place in Malta. She loved it too. My father was here during the war and was known as the Merlin king as he could fix anything on the Merlin plane! They have....  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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