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National Library of Malta

36 Old Treasury Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1410, Malta
+356 2124 3297
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36 Old Treasury Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 1410, Malta
+356 2124 3297
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Location and architecture of this place is a great representation of just how important role education had, and still has, in Malta. In front of the entrance is very striking monument to Queen Victoria, which only bring more importance to the whole place.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is exquisite! The books date so far back and it's set in such a beautiful room. Great preservation work. I just wish they sold postcards of the library!

Thank L B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library is in active use, so keep that in mind when busting in with your loud tourist mouth. Nice exhibits.

Thank Taxin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is still of course a functioning research library (most particularly for scholars working in the field of Maltese history) rather than a conventional tourist attraction, but it is well worth the ascent of the impressive staircase to see the library's handsome galleried period reading...More

Thank Travel1000Glen
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I visited the library to do some family history research as my heritage is Maltese. I had to make an application and bring my passport along in order to use the library. The staff were exceedingly helpful to me, and I am very grateful. I...More

Thank Leona P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I recently took my students to see the restoration process and old manuscipts from the Knights period. We were all mesmerised. If you're a tourist and happen to be in Valletta, don't miss the National Library. It's a must.

1  Thank clareazz2014
Reviewed 25 February 2017

An interesting place for book lovers, ancient text out on display. Sadly the books are not being preserved properly and in a few more years, the book worms will have eaten more .....

Thank Aggie C
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Leave an ID card at the entry, get a visitors pass and take ten minutes to go and have a look inside this historical library with its ancient volumes. Well worth the effort.

Thank sdmmb
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We went to the library to see part of an exhibition about the founding of Valetta. the other half was at St Elmos. It was fascinating to see the walls of ancient books and see some very early manuscripts. I'm not sure if it is...More

Thank Marion T
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful lunchtime concert "Bach's Lute Suites" as part of the Valletta Baroque Festival. This was held in the National Library and so as well as hearing wonderful music, we were able to view and appreciate so treasures of the Bibliotheca. The whole room...More

Thank Philip M
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