Mellieħa Air-Raid Shelters

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Mellieħa Air-Raid Shelters information

Location
Mellieħa , Malta
Address
Triq il-Madonna tal-Għar
Telephone
+356 7952 1970
Prices
adult/child €2.40/0.70
Opening hours
9am-3.30pm Mon-Sat
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The Mellieħa air-raid shelters were dug by hand to shelter the town's population from WWII bombs. It's one of the largest underground shelters in Malta, with a depth of 12m and a length of around 500m, and gives a haunting sense of what it was like to shelter down here. Spooky mannequins and some furnishings bring home the cramped, damp environment, where each person was alloted 0.6 sq metres of space.