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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic Street, Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Ranked #13 of 35 Attractions in Valletta
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Watton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Not that much into archaeology but this museum is well set out, reasonably priced to enter and full of Malta's past history. Give it a try - think you will find it interesting.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This museum covers a huge range of humanities existence throughout the ages. There is so much here that it can take significant amount of time to truly investigate the evidence of man's early existence. It is an impressive effort to present this material.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We came here as we wanted to visit some of Malta's museums. However, this is one I wouldn't recommend. The downstairs floor is all lumps of stone and not much else, whilst upstairs displays are only slightly more interesting. Don't waste your time.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My daughter and I actually visited Easter last year. We love history and thoroughly enjoyed the well laid out and informative exhibitions at the museum. We could have stayed longer ...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

nicely displayed exhibits. "Sleeping Lady" from the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum and the ‘Venus of Malta’ from Ħaġar Qim are must sees.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Looks very good from the start but it disappointed me due to my bias and lack of knowledge or interest in history. Some things like the catacombs were amazing but there was too much repetition and there were some things there that weren't Malteses??

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AndSeg, HM Communications Office at National Museum of Archaeology, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to learn that you were disappointed by your visit. Please note that the National Museum of Archaeology does not, as yet, have a section dealing with the catacombs. Also, there is certainly no repetition in the displays. The artefact you are referring to within your review are not of Maltese origin simply... More

Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was #1 place I wanted see when here I have big interested in Knights and I took a lot time here there two rooms Knights and then room with guns/swords/cannons this interesting but I am into Knights and all say wow so neat see to be that close real history the story's tell ......

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Tromso, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A small, but interesting museum. Upstairs is devoted to the bronze and Phoenician period, but for me the most interesting was the ground floor exhibition from the temple period 3-4000 BC. Main attractions are the small sculpture "the sleeping lady" that was found in the Hypogeum, and the large statue from Tarxien Temple. Worth a visit.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For such a small place, the Maltese Archipelago has some of the richest history in the world, with prehistoric temples older the ancient pyramids in Egypt. This fascinating museum offers you a glimpse into Malta's long and winding archaeological history through a series of interesting displays set on two floors. The upstairs areas, The Bronze Age and The Phoenicians, are... More

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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you enjoy museums , this one is good, I particularly enjoyed the 100 artefacts exhibition . Well worth a visit, save money and buy the multi museum pass.

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