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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 21221623
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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... read more

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

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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Vienna, Austria
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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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Victoria, Canada
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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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

we visited this museum on a sunday which we found out was when it was free to everyone so sadly couldnt get to see a great deal. Did see the reason for our visit though the sleeping lady.

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Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It is very interesting to see and learn about a country that you visited. When you heard Malta furst you think about Maltese cross and Knights. In St. Jonh cathedral you understand what the Maltese cross means. Maeby by chance 2 days before our visit in the museum we visited Hypogeum where was found the famous Sleeping lady. As they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

One of the most significant collections anywhere to display a unique island civilisation. The displays include carved reliefs from several prehistoric temples, much of the extraordinary art of a Neolithic society, and also later displays of Bronze Age and Punic times. This is a must for any visitor with a scrap if interest in the place (Malta has a lot... More 

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Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We visited the Museum of Archaeology in the late afternoon while we were waiting for restaurants to open, and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of artifacts available. There is a small fee per person to enter. English translations were well done and it was easy to navigate the various areas. The museum is located on the main shopping street,... More 

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The museum of archaeology is in an old building but the displays were well laid out. There is so much information it is hard to take it all in. The 100 objects was especially interesting but I don't think this is a permanent exhibit. If you are interesting in ancient history then this is for you.

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