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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
+356 2122 1623
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If you love ancient history, this is a must

The museum is small and housed in a beautiful old building in the centre of Valletta. When we were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
FttH
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Before your site visits, start here . . . .

This is a good jumping off point for site visits outside Valletta. You can visit this Museum first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrSmitcher
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is small and housed in a beautiful old building in the centre of Valletta. When we were there, they were actively restoring some of the grand upstairs rooms. It is extensive enough to make a proper visit worthwhile but not so large that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good jumping off point for site visits outside Valletta. You can visit this Museum first as an orientation to the chronology of the early 5000 years here. Particularly well worth a look is the Sleeping Lady figurine which is an important find...More

Thank MrSmitcher
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought the Stone Age exhibits on the ground floor were remarkable and very interesting and should be viewed by anyone with an interest in pre-history. There was stuff there in incredibly good condition which was different to anything I had seen in other museums'...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You pay 50 euros but we used 35 euros in one day in Valletta. This is included. Well presented with lots of audio visuals. Loads of history, well explained. If going to Hypogoneum, see this first so you have seen an overview. Easy access toilets.

1  Thank RufusBrisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited five major temple sites on Malta and Gozo. For the Maltese sites, many of the major sculptural and archeological finds are in this fine museum, where they can be preserved and protected. It's well worth the admission fee and you can spend at...More

1  Thank Rolf L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive collection of ancient memorabilies. Unique objects, impressive information of ancient times. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Jan U J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Occupying several floors of the former residence of the khights of St.John from Provence the collection is quite extensive and well presented documenting various periods of archeological finds in Malta.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the collection is remarkable, and the 5000-year old story of settlement on the islands well told. The layout could be improved - probably the funds are lacking. What a pity.

Thank aldo m
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is quite a small museum with a good presentation of the prehistory of the area including the fat ladies. Quite a nice presentation area of the phoenicians too but could be developed further.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 11 November 2017

I hadn't realized that Malta had archaeological sites older than Egypt, going back perhaps as far as 7000 B.C. This is a small museum, with no modern flashy technology. But it is well laid out and explains well what is significant at the various sites....More

Thank GloriaAnchio
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agroves10
21 May 2016|
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Response from Dimitar P | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 days ago and there were no such skulls on display, and I haven`t heard about such. Still you ca write to museums email or call directly, in case they moved them or are in the storage, will let you know
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