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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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So that's where they hide things!

I had earlier visited the Tarxien Temples and lots of the delicate items had been moved to the museum so I thought it made sense to visit them - very glad I did!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is really worthwhile making the effort to visit this excellent museum before visiting Hagar Qim and Mnjdra. Many of the artefacts from the most important megalithic sites on the Island have are displayed here to preserve them. There is a lift to the second floor, and it is a well presented and curated collection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I had earlier visited the Tarxien Temples and lots of the delicate items had been moved to the museum so I thought it made sense to visit them - very glad I did!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We went to the archaeology museum before visiting both Tarxien and Hagar Qim and really to get the benefit of these ancient sites you need to see both the museum and the places. The temples themselves have had lots of the more carved stones removed for preservation - all of which can be found in the museum. When you walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Here is where you find the artifacts found at the stone temples of Heger Qim and Mnjdra. Phoenician antiquities and even some Egyptian items. Also, this is where the statues of the Maltese stone age Goddesses are kept.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

No artifical glitz or glamour a fairly straightforward presentation of the early stages of island civilization. Goes back a long time, some of the momuments pre-date Stonehenge by centuries. Mysterious stone figures and tracks that will stimulate the imagination.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Generally we can take or leave museums in general, however we found this one informative and interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had no idea of the ancient history of Malta...great narrative. A great little find just off the main street.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My husband and I visited the National Museum of Archaeology during a week-long stay in Malta. We arrived on a quiet Sunday afternoon and the two gentlemen on the reception desk were quite disinterested and didn't converse with us much when providing us with our tickets - one of them was even watching YouTube! The interpretation and displays felt quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Aside from the obvious that the museum holds some really amazing artefacts, there was a guide who was showing some young students through the museum and I couldn't help but notice how this man kept them interested for the entire tour. He was in fact the second Malta museum employee to impress me. They other was in Gozo at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There are some very interesting artefacts in the museum, especially the models of fat naked godesses which looked so much more impressive compared to pictures in the guide book. I was fascinated by some huge pottery pots made over 4000 years ago The upstairs part of the exhibition has more interactive exhibits and audiovisual stories about weaving and discovering some... More 

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