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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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Wonderful history

To see these items that were uncovered after so many thousands of years is incredible. Even better if you have visited the temples where they were found

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

To see these items that were uncovered after so many thousands of years is incredible. Even better if you have visited the temples where they were found

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The museum houses a fantastic collection of artifacts from the Prehistoric and Bronze Ages sites scattered around Malta. They have plenty of explanations in English.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We really enjoyed the amazing exhibits in this museum. The sculptures were amazing and there was so much to read about. Had to visit the archaeological sites after visiting here. So glad we didn't miss this gem of a place!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is just my personal preference I suppose but I'm not keen on looking at cabinets full of bits of broken pots etc. It had some larger items on display too and it was good as much as these types of museums can be but would benefit from audio guides or talks/video to make it more interesting especially if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The museum in one of the old Knights hostels was a great introduction to visiting the ancient megalithic monuments.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

So much history in one building. This museum is a definite must when visiting Valletta. Very cool to see examples from all the different time periods. First time I've seen anything from a couple of the really old periods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The building is worth a visit in itself. Malta is all about history. In fact, it is packed with historical sites. From neolithic temples (3000 years older than Stonehenge!) over the Knights of Saint John until the second world war. The archeology focuses obviously more on ancient history and although the way in which the things are displayed is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The museum of Archaeology is a very nice. The exhibitions are in fine detail. The place offers much history to the history of the island. It only take less than an hour to see the whole museum. But it is worth the stop

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We expected more due to the good reviews and were then of course disappointed. The building is grand but the exhibition feels tired and small. You get an unorganized feeling as you step into the hall but are pleasantly surprised by the ticket which is only 5€. They can do better explaining the rich history of this archipelago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This museum, formerly the Auberge de Provence, was built between 1571 and 1575. It's easily accessible, as it's right on Republic Street in central Valletta. Senior discounts available. Toilets on first floor. I can't say I was overly impressed by this place: Neolithic display on first floor and everything beyond that period upstairs. Displays were well labelled, but nothing really... More 

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