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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
Phone Number: +356 2122 1623
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Did this Museum on our last day in Malta. Very good and informative displays covering 3 main periods of history. Lots of big fans circulating to keep you cool which was a blessing

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I found all of the artifacts fascinating. Many original pieces (replicas are in-situ at the temples). Puts time-frame of the temple builders into perspective

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We visited Valletta on a Sunday and our guided tour should have included a visit to the Cathedral. However because tours are not allowed on a Sunday, a visit to this Museum was substituted. Although the museum was quite well set out, we found the guided tour too long and we were disappointed we couldn't go to the Cathedral.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We used our 30 day Malta Heritage pass to get into this Museum. It's a bit tired looking inside. There's also nothing interactive for kids (which is true of most Malta museums we were in!). It was an interesting way to spend a short time, and doesn't cost much to get in, but pretty average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Did this Museum on our last day in Malta. Very good and informative displays covering 3 main periods of history. Lots of big fans circulating to keep you cool which was a blessing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The exhibits are interesting but the staff do a short tour and tell you more. Very worthwhile. There us certainly a lot of history in Malta

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Sets the scene well in the first exhibit providing the context of Malta's position on the map prior to the Weichselian glaciation, the changes on the island brought about by the adoption of agriculture and the first evidence of human life during the Ghar Dalam period. The rest of the first floor is dedicated to the neolithic period and contains... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

well if this is all what the island has to offer - its a joke - the history is poorly presented and it must have got lost - stay on the beach my friends

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Small compared to other Museums but very well organized and artifacts are well presented. A testimony to the very ancient history of Malta...a glimpse on how things were.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The museum is small, but contains some seminal artifacts and excellent explanations, shining light on Malta's inhabitants from neolithic times through the Phoenician period.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Allow 1.5 hours tops. Small museum but fascinatingly unique, especially the Neolithic collection and the "fat lady" statues. Some interesting Phoenician stuff, too. Free WC.

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Address: Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2122 1623
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta

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