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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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The sleeping Lady original sculpture is there, on the ground floor, and other original artefacts whose copies are in various temples around the island are kept in this interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second visit (the first was 5 years ago) and the improvement is amazing. Many more artifacts on display, much better and more thorough explanations and finally some real attention paid to the early bronze and Phoenician periods.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When you want to visit the temples on the islands it's a good idea to visit this museum first to get a good introduction into the history of Malta and it;s first inhabitants. The items on display are the originals taken from the temples. The text panels are very informative

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The sleeping Lady original sculpture is there, on the ground floor, and other original artefacts whose copies are in various temples around the island are kept in this interesting museum.

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Offenbach, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is easily accessible from Valletta's Republic Street (the main street/pedestrian zone which will lead you to the St. John's Co-Cathedral and the Grandmaster's Palace), just a five minute walk straight from the central bus station. The entrance fee is modest, but you can save further by buying one of the Malta Passes (commercial, 1-day, 2-day and 3-day options... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent collection to introduce you to the rich history of the Island. If you visit it, please look up at the ceiling! Also do not miss the beautiful room on the next floor which shows you how grandiose this Auberge must have been. If you are 65 or over, please do not be afraid to ask for the concessionary price... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful and very informative museum is housed in the Auberge de Provence of the Knights of St John. It is focused on the Neolithic, Bronze Age and Phoenician Eras. A must see for anyone interested in the ancient history of Malta. Exhibits are well displayed with information boards. The free audio guide provides more details of the history. Seeing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is in the old Auberge de Provence, the home of the largest of the historic knights' langues, and the building itself is stunning. The collection of stone age artefacts from the various sites around Malta is second to none and the fat ladies are STUNNING.

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for those with any interest in the more ancient history of Malta. Exhibits are full of detail and they offer a fee audio guide to use for even more detail. The newer exhibits upstairs are very nice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Both of us are interested in Archaeology, however we found the museum to be a bit of a let down. There are aspects of the exhibitions that are interesting, especially relating to Malta's history. But with only three exhibitions that are relatively small, I personally would suggest it's a place to go on a rainy day and if you don't... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While none of the museums compare to London or Paris, this is the one must see, as it contains many prehistoric relics and the famous Sleeping Lady. When you visit the island temples, many piece are replicates and the originals in this museum. I highly recommend the heritage pass, as this place is included.

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