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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
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Small but valuable museum

The National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta is not very big but it has some very valuable artefacts on exhibit from Malta's Neolithic and Phoenician periods. There are tools... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta is not very big but it has some very valuable artefacts on exhibit from Malta's Neolithic and Phoenician periods. There are tools, human and animal figures, bronze daggers and other artefacts found during excavations around Malta's ancient temples. Probably the most exquisite item in the museum is the statuette "The Sleeping Lady" which... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum houses some very unique artifacts. Stop on the way to or returning from Hagar Qim to get a better idea of what was found within the ruins. Other periods of occupation are nicely represented, though most people seemed to be more fascinated by the obese statues than anything else in the museum. The museum is an excellent... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remarkable artifacts but not the best displays. Well worth a visit to learn more about Malta s amazing pre history.

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Vorselaar, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum in itself is not a big wow, but is an essential first visit if you plan to visit historic sites elsewhere on the island. The exhibit runs you through the important eras of Maltese history and links it neatly with the historic sites. It has made me change my travel plans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dropped in here to kill an hour before flying home, The museum has 3 sections, neolithic, bronze age & Phoenician. Each has information & artifacts. very interesting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small, but valuable museum that explains the mysterious Megalithic Temples of Malta. Also has the best pieces found at the sites. Best to do before you go to the actual temple sites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good afternoon activity in Malta. The audio tour is very interesting and full of fascinating facts!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Contains some very old artefacts going back to the Bronze Age. Is worth a visit if you have been to some of Malta's temples, as it has many of the original items on display taken from the temples.

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum worth visiting. I can say that archeologist from other countries visit purposely to enhance their knowledge. This houses collections from our various escavations and relics from several catacombs on the island. Some collections date back hundreds of years. This museum is housed in the ancient city - thus in the right environment for thiscollection.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice museum and not that expensive to enter. Close to the city entrance. Another part of the history of malta.

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