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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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We really enjoyed the visit to NMOA. Lots of interesting information, pieces of art and history and very well laid out. Very good price for admittance. Recommended to go. Only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Given that Malta has such an interesting an turbulent history, it seems a shame that it is presented so badly. From pre-history it seems Malta has been a fascinating place and its history surely deserves an imaginative presentation. You won't get that here I'm afraid. The sequence of rooms is confusing, some of the displays could have come from a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the visit to NMOA. Lots of interesting information, pieces of art and history and very well laid out. Very good price for admittance. Recommended to go. Only downside is the building needs a desperate refurb and air con.

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Saxilby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really interesting and well presented. The Phoenecians were explained well, the video about the lines in the limestone was a gem from an enthusiastic expert!

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Thank Hooleys
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice museum located in the centre of Valletta. The museum covers from Neolithic period to Phoenician period. If you're interested in the archaeology of Malta you should go and see it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're at all interested in the fascinating history of Malta, this place is well worth visiting. It takes about an hour and a half to get round the three sections of Malta's prehistory to early modern history. Tickets are 5 Euros for an adult and the audio guide is a must - each set requires a 10 Euro deposit... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really superb museum with lots to see and do. Go back in time and see the prehistoric times of the island. Take your time to see the exibits as there are plenty. Archaelogy which is older the the pyramids of Egypt. Make time as it is a well worth visit.

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Algarve, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there before going to the temples. You will be more prepared to what you will see in place. Its a small museum but i was amazed with the items they brought from the temples.Couldn't believe some of them are 5000 years old. Unmissable.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The archeological findings in Malta extend a few thousand years B.C.E. As a humanities professor, I found the relics fascinating. It was such a stark contrast to the consumerism right outside its doors. Take a moment to contemplate that fact before you enter...

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Marlborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Archaeological museums can be a bit hit and miss - I remember one in Germany that seemed to consist of thousands of Roman oil lamps where differences were probably only apparent to expert academics. This was much better - lots of context to the exhibits, and I felt I cam out with a much better understanding of Malta's early history.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the place is good. Very informative with hearing guides as you go. Not a very huge collection but it's still good and interesting to see.

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