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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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This museum is interesting with a lot of history ... Not very big, just on the main street of Valletta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My visit gave me a good understanding of the earlier history of the island; tomb buuilders, bronze age, Phoenicians and Romans. There were some interesting objects and thankfully some strategically placed fans as it was very hot and the old palace that houses the museum is not air conditioned. I don't think there was disabled access as I saw no... More 

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is Malta's history throughout the ages. It is an insight of the life-style in Malta of the days gone by. A must-visit museum for all visitors young and old.

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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a fabulous gem of a museum. I visited with my 7-year-old daughter, who was fascinated. Remember to look up at the ceiling as you enter the museum - the frescoes are lovely. Entry is relatively cheap, 5 Euro for adults and 2.50 for a child.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I came to Malta in large part to see the paleolithic temples and tombs. They are among the best, but unfortunately, I saw most of them before I went to the museum. While the museum per se could do with a new coat of paint, the exhibits are excellent and situate the artifacts brilliantly in the timelines. If you are... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For a country with such a great and ancient history, this Archaeology museum is embarrassingly small. They display some Phoenician/Punic artefacts (too few...), but don't expect to find anything Roman, Byzantine, or Medieval.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This museum is interesting with a lot of history ... Not very big, just on the main street of Valletta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

For such a small island Malta has a stunning amount of history ranging from stone age to 21 Century The museum specialises in the excavations of the many pre historic sites and the objects on show ar.e of the finest quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Definitely worth a visit: when it's too hot to contemplate visiting the prehistoric religious sites in Malta, don't worry, most of the artefacts are actually here, in a a beautiful auberge. Lots of interesting items on display and the prehistoric sites are partially recreated here to give an idea of their original setting.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A great place to break the heat of the day. Location easy to find, situated in an old palace. Staff friendly and helpful. Interesting to start to understand the history of malta.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Even on a hot hupmid summer day,; this is something to be seen. All the greatest artefacts found on Malta are here, the ones at the sites are only copies. the history of Malta is fascinating, even if you are not particularaly interested in archeology. They could use more fans in high summer, I'll admit.

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