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Visit if you've visited the Neolithic Temples or Hypogeum

Museum is rather small. The only really interesting part is on the first floor with the artifacts... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
337alliep
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Switzerland
Neolithic, bronze age and Phoenician artifacts well displayed and explained

Archeological finds from across the Maltese Islands are gathered here and displayed in a logical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nina S
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New York City, New York
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The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). On display are the earliest tools used by the prehistoric people to facilitate their daily tasks and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Republic St | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Museum is rather small. The only really interesting part is on the first floor with the artifacts taken from the neolithic temples and the hypogeum. Although this is much more interesting if you've visited (or are planning to visit) the temples and/or the hypogeum. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Archeological finds from across the Maltese Islands are gathered here and displayed in a logical and coherent way. The neolithic period is by far the most interesting as it appears that there was a remarkable, unique culture that developed on the island starting at about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum after we had visited some 12+ historical sites on Malta. The museum put everything into perspective. Well worth a visit but better to do other historic places first.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Johneo_ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It isn’t so big as expected. The salesperson was very friendly. But there wasn’t much interesting to see. Maybe it would be more interesting for historians but for us it was quite disappointing unfortunately.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travellerew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive display of a rich archaeological history that existed from about 5000 bc. Consisting of several rooms related to different temple complexes and real exhibits not just replicas. Part of the Heritage Malta ticket so not open on public holidays.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AliceR641
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit here before or after a temple tour to really appreciate what you get to see. the 'talking headphone guides' are really helpful guiding you around the different periods too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank julesd0607
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Museum has a range of artifacts that are well laid out and with audio guide there is good information. The period covers Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC) and many of the relics are from sites around the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GrahamR997
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into artifacts and history you will love this place. The National Museum is an essential pla CD e to visit before visiting the country's Hypogiums and ancient sites. This museum helps to understand the rich history of Malta. There are a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great museum to visit. Malta has been settled for many centuries, so archaeologists have found so many antiquities here. I learned a lot about the way the first dwellers here lived. I was exhausted by the end of my visit here. I...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NormaM1799
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

This is a very well curated museum, extremely informative about Malta’s prehistory and ancient history. The Neolithic (Stone Age) artefacts found at the temples are conserved and displayed here, and they are breathtakingly beautiful. Also from the Phoenician period and Bronze Age too. If you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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agroves10
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Response from Dimitar P | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 days ago and there were no such skulls on display, and I haven`t heard about such. Still you ca write to museums email or call directly, in case they moved them or are in the storage, will let you know
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