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Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the exhibition before descending into the cave. It is small by comparison to other Maltese Sites but has a different perspective. Very interesting to see how it was used. The south tour bus stops right outside the entrance so it's easy to get too....More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful and amazing cave. It is a gem to find. The prehistory of Malta amazed my family and I. We will go there again and again.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mariafrose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibition is a must see before entering the cave outside. The new hall (2005) contains the clearest explaination of how Malta was formed and how it was affected by the ice ages despit the ice never coming anywhere near to the island. The mass...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank cplainjones
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Small but very interesting museum and cave on way to Birzebbuga. 5 euros admission. Steps lead through a garden of bushes and trees that have been planted to attract honey bees. The cave is fairly small but the different layers are pointed out and stalactites...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank M3509DGjanes
Reviewed August 5, 2019

This is a very small museum with only 2 rooms but they are filled with bones and replica skeletons of animals that once roamed Malta but are now extinct on the island. There is also detailed information about the different layers of rock formations in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Helen M
Reviewed July 30, 2019

Visited by bus from Vallatta, there is stop at the museum on way to Birzebbuga. There is a small museum, with mostly bones and animal skeletons. With the ice age, elephants, bears, hippos migrated to Malta, then we’re cut off as sea levels rose. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Great small museum definitely worth a visit while in Malta. Large amount of information and the cave has clear signs explaining the strata

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

If you have an hour to spare and you are in the vicinity of Birzebbuga, i'd definitely consider the trip, but if you have to travel far i would maybe skip this cave, as you've seen the museum and the cave in an hour. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Maarten S
Reviewed July 5, 2019

WOW must see this do not miss or you will never forgive yourself small but so brings history in one spot.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank malta123456
Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We managed to get to ghar dalam on our last day. Being able to go into the cave and see where all the sediment layers had been found was very interesting along with the museum housing a multitude of bones and the different animals that...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Hi and thanks for the helpful information about Ghar Dalam. It looks wonderful! My cruise ship docks at Valletta, Malta Weds October 9 at 8 am and leaves at 6 pm. I would like to see the Ghar Dalam cave and museum, the Lascaris war rooms, and take a quick walk in Mdina. 1. Will there be enough time to see all three of them during the time in port? 2. Do I need to make a reservation for either the cave or the war rooms for a Wednesday in early October? Or can I just show up and be sure of getting in? 3. Are there plenty of taxis available near where large cruise ships dock so that I can be sure of getting a taxi to take me from there to the Ghar Dalam cave? 4. Do I have to pay the taxi to wait while I am seeing Ghar Dalam, or will it be quick to call another taxi to pick me up and take me to the Lascaris war rooms? 5. Same question about the Lascaris war rooms - do any taxis hang around there? Is it safest to hire a taxi to take me to each of these places, then wait for me, and then drive me to the next place I want to see? These are very dull questions, but they are high stakes for me because this is my only chance to see Malta. I don't want to pay for a taxi to drive me a short distance and then hang around. Repeat. Repeat. But if I have to, I will. Thanks a million for your advice. Kate
September 12, 2019|
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Response from philiprohman | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, I understand the war rooms are close to the port(didn't go there myself) however a taxi to Ghar Dalam, where you will spend an hour or so, would be the best option given the time you have. I would ask the taxi driver... More
Reuben S
September 26, 2016|
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Response from 80Caroline80 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I'd say not accessible at all. There's quite a few steps to get to the museum entrance and then lots and lots of steps leading down to the cave. I didn't see any alternative route but could be wrong. I would... More