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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic Street, Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Valletta
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Lejre
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Malta has a rich history of various cultures through thousands of years, and this fine little museum gives a brief and very interesting overview of the highlights - from the first civilization to the admittance to the European Union. It's situated in the centre of the old part of Valletta, easily accessible and not to expensive to visit. I visited... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A wonderful experience to see the transition of Malta through its magnificent and sometimes chaotic history. Well worth a visit for any tourist, but also for the resident Maltese.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Archeology Museum is the place to see the precious finds from across the Islands of Malta, many of which have been removed from the places travellers will also want to see on Malta. The ground floor is on old-fashioned museum of dusty glass cases but what's it's really worth seeing here is the temporary exhibition of "the story of... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The exhibits on the ground floor of the museum are really interesting, but not brilliantly displayed- the layout is confusing and information is displayed in huge chunks of relatively dense text which are okay for adults but wouldn't be great for children. Aside from a few models designed to be touched, there is limited interaction with the exhibits available on... More

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Livingston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

this was a fascinating insight into the ancient people of Malta with many very ancient artifacts from the 5,00 year old temples. In fact as a result we visited these temples which were also fascinating. Again not busy inside.

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Cornwall
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was worth visiting just to see the 100 objects representing Malta's history. These objects had been brought from other museums for this exhibit.

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UK
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited twice once our first day to see the exhibition - a history of Malta in 100 objects and then again when we had visited the Neolithic sites. All well explained and presented.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This museum is a must visit if you are in Valletta. You'll have a greater understanding of the islands history. The 100 Pieces of Malta exhibit was really well organised and laid out. The gift shop has some nice little gifts for purchase. Entry was a cheap price, costing only 5 Euro for an Adult. So, yeah go visit it... More

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VALLETTA
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Waterfront must be the pinnacle of ancient building restorations -even Europa Nostra agrees. Loads of restaurants, tourist traps etc. It's restoration has taken Malta into the 21st Century. Don't miss it!

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zurich
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

All the really important finds from the temples have been taken to this museum, a must-visit if you want to see the historic items of Malta. I did the museum after visiting the temples themselves (Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Hypogeum), which is probably the best way. If you do the museum first you might be disappointed by what's left in the... More

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