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National Museum of Archaeology

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Address: Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Nice museum that shows the history of the Islands

Slightly better than average museum, one to save for a rainy day unless you are a real history buff. rooms are divided into different time periods and it enables you to see the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Troinex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a must for us since we had visited the ruins of Tarxien just a few kilometers south of Valetta. So much history on the island itself and the museum does an excellent job of showing it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out and informative displays, with some unique Maltese history. The sleeping lady is every bit as good as the hype! Audio guide lets you go at your own pace and there's a lot to read on the displays on top of that if you're so inclined. Phoenician room also very interesting.

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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked around Valletta we can across this place.Free entry with some lovely things to see and read about Malta, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The visit was worthwhile and certainly you need a lot if time to explore the interesting information and exhibits this archaeological museum has to offer. It has a small shopping area which offers gifts to take back home after your trip.

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly better than average museum, one to save for a rainy day unless you are a real history buff. rooms are divided into different time periods and it enables you to see the varied inhabitants of the Islands and what a rich history they have. It also puts Malta at the very heart of the migration and expansion of differing... More 

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This seemed to us the obvious choice to not miss, we found however not a lot to see inside. Worthy of note was a complete phoenician sarcophagus and a somewhat oddly shaped, yet intriguing, female figurine clearly at odds with today's standard of healthy proportions. No doubt however many a stone axe assisted exchanges must have happened trying to attract... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend (if you have time) visiting the sites first. This museum is just tremendous and completes the experience of historic Malta. It is a must see and I would rank it as one of the finest in the world (in my experience). We went late afternoon when it was quieter and had time to browse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is Malta's most prestigious museum, and for a country with the history of Malta it's guaranteed to be interesting. Like the island, it's pretty small, but it covers a lot of ground, from the island's early inhabitants, and the mystery surrounding their disappearance, through the unheralded Phoenicians, to the Romans and Byzantines that followed them. The highlight is probably... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was a great additive to visiting the temples and world heritage sites around Malta as you got to see the items that were excavated and helped bring things to life.

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Croydon, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Prehistoric to Phoenician times this museum gives a great insight into the history of Malta up to pre-Roman times. Not a large museum but with plenty of material that is well explained, in English. It should take you anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, certainly no more and you will leave with a good understanding of Malta's importance in... More 

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