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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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A Small museum.

If you have been to other museums like British museum this is quite small. It focuses on Malta Archaeology though, from the temple builders onwards. Some of the important finds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have been to other museums like British museum this is quite small. It focuses on Malta Archaeology though, from the temple builders onwards. Some of the important finds from those sites are here at the museum and are lovely. Bonus of this museum is they have free lockers for you to put your bags in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fascinating museum with free audio guides. Good written information too. Recommend the 20 Euro Malta Discount Card which you can get at the museum and which gives 2 adults 50% off this and many other attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malta has a history going back before 4,000 B.C.and this Museum covers all of the archaeological discoveries on the Island in a very informative way.

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Thank robbielow
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum houses some interesting exhibits form the ancient temples around the Islands wand a gallery explaining the bronze age history of the islands. It was disappointing however because the guide books suggested it was more impressive than it was. No air con so hot.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 July 15, 2016 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 July 15, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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