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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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Very good museum if you're interested in Malta's history

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Is not a very big museum a few rooms at main level and other two or three at second level. But you can see very old and interesting stuff displayed there. On the main level it is showing object used some 5000 years ago and a little bit of speculation about life at that times. On the top level you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went primarily to see the "fat lady" statues from Hagar Qim. They are interesting, but most of the rest of the exhibits are bits are broken pottery and stones with spiral patterns.

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Cedar Key, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a good visit prior to visiting some of the actual temples etc. Many of the items found at the temples were removed to the museum for conservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Never knew I liked history so much ,lots to see ,history oozes from every exhibit, very interesting and educational.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited this museum prior to our visit to the Qim and Mnajdra temples and were so pleased we did. It is housed in the Auberge de Provence one of the 12 original houses of the Knights of St John. The ceiling fresco is beautiful. We saw some of the treasures taken from the temple sites. The English translations were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The museum is really easy to find situated on the main high street in Valletta. The entrance cost is €5 which is reasonable. It took us an hour to explore the museum with reading all the boards and having a good look round. From a national museum you would expect more artifacts but what they do have is truly unique... More 

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Address: 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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