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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 #12 of 36 Attractions in Valletta
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The museum itself mostly focuses on prehistory and the bronze age, but as I find that topic quite interesting, I was fine with that. There are a lot of important artifacts (such as the Sleeping Lady, ancient "Venus" fertility figures and temple art) there that help show Malta's rich history. Even my sister remarked that she hadn't realized Malta was... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you can afford to spend an hour or maybe slightly more in Valletta, visit the Museum of Archeology which is situated in Republic Street. You will learn all about the history of Malta and it goes back to 2 million years ago! It is really worth a visit and it is so interesting and so well explained by means... More 

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Attard, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had been to the National Museum of Archeology at least two times, but this time I decided to go to visit the 'MALTA – The Great Story of a small Island-Nation through 100 Objects' and 'National Anniversaries' Exhibitions. Starting off with the former exhibition, I was amazed at how professional-looking the exhibition was. Wooden floors covered the area and... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was a very well curated exhibition with fascinating exhibits from Malta's long and eventful history, including the George Cross. On until March 2015 I think, do not miss!

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The museum is interesting and contains interesting things. As remark I can say that probably the most interesting objects of the museum are not well displayed and I saw them just by chance.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There were lots of great neolithic artefacts and displays, plus bronze age and Punic, but where were the Romans? Well worth a visit, though.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

With artefacts going back to the first known settlements of this island...the stone-age right through the Phoenicians, Romans, Arab rule, it is truly an eye opener to the island's history.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

An interesting museum, some good exhibits, but could do with a bit of a revamp maybe. It kinda looks like they've been there a while, also a bit more information on the exhibit cards would be nice. Overall an interesting museum, worth a visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When in Valletta for a conference in September, I made sure to visit the Museum of Archaeology on Republic Street. The museum is actually located in the lovely Auberge de Provence, once belonging to the Provencal order of the Knights of St. John and dating back to 1571. Many fantastic finds from sites across the whole of Malta are on... More 

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have seen so many temple on Malta and many of them say original statue is in this museum. I wanted to see the originals. They had a display of one hundred objects to help you understand the history and development of Malta. This was excellent with some of the artifacts I wanted to see in this display. The rest... More 

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