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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic Street, Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
356 21221623
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Ranked #15 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Museums
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We almost didn't go in, but it was worth every penny as the artifacts are rare, interesting and well placed. I loved the Sleeping Goddess and the section about colonialism was eye-opening.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Spent a good couple of hours in this museum which had lots of interesting things and almost too much to take in for one visit. Found out a lot about Malta which was very useful on our other trips around the island such that we didn't need to spend as long reading information at other destinations as we had found... More

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kiryat motzkin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Mata is a little island with a long history and the museum reflects it in a very good and organized fashion. Take 2-3 hours to look at the exhibits found covering 7 millenniums .

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Vancouver, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After visiting the hypogeum and one of the temple sites, this was a great look at detailed information on the history of the islands. The 100 exhibit room was brilliant.

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UK
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18 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Malta has a fascinating history - stretching back to building projects which pre-date Stonehenge and the pyramids. This museum sets out the history of the islands based on actual archaeological finds and well-designed presentations. Their exhibition "Malta in 100 objects" was very imaginatively put together and answered our question from the National War Museum as to "what have they done... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We enjoyed visiting the Archaeology museum as there are lots of historical items stored here and it was fascinating to see them in such good condition. Several important discoveries are held here. It's definitely worth a visit if you are planning to see some of the temples to get a better picture of timelines and the people who built them.... More

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This museum is well laid out and the different eras are very well explained. The finds from the Neolithic sites on Malta are astonishing. This museum is again free on admission with the Malta Heritage Pass

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Malta has an amazing archaeologic history as well as medieval! The 100 objects exhibition is a definitive must-see! Great artifacts!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We loved this museum - once we'd escaped the large and noisy German tour groups, that is! The history of Malta in 100 items exhibit was really well done and very interesting - it was great to see the originals of some of the things we'd seen reproductions of elsewhere. The downstairs is a bit basic and could do with... More

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Folkestone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

An unplanned trip to the National Museum of Archaeology following visits to the Tarxien Temples and Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum really helped to pull together our understanding of this period in Maltese history. It was particularly fascinating to see the model of the hypogeum and the delicate form of the sleeping lady. The highlight of our visit to the museum was... More

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