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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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Tasteful but left wanting

The museum is set in a beautiful old building on the main walkway. There are lots of beautiful and original artefacts here which is simply wonderful, I have been to too many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum gives a very long and detailed history of humans on Malta. I learned a great deal about the history of the island in one afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum has really nice collection of ceramics from different times. Every stand has some extra information about that. Liked the comics in bronze period- with good humor they made me learn new facts and to understand better some differences and ideas behind different culture inspirations and culture development over ages.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is set in a beautiful old building on the main walkway. There are lots of beautiful and original artefacts here which is simply wonderful, I have been to too many museums these days that have a smattering of original items and lots of replicas or cheaply made recreations. This one does not disappoint and has lots of items... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what is most interesting here is the pottery. Apart from Roman artifacts, which are fairly recent compared to others made by the earliest inhabitants of Malta about 5,000 years ago, the Phoenicans, the museum has many other interests through the anals of time

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in search of the small statuette of the Maltese Venus. The museum is quite small but well designed and had very interesting displays of the distant past. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've trailed round many archaeological museums with a glazed look, but not here. Absolutely riveting, voluntarily went round the ground floor Neolithic section not just once more after my first look, but twice more. The pinwheel, maze carvings executed some 6,000 years ago are extraordinary, as are the stone figures and many artefacts, like sewing needles and animal pendants. Loved... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting! Here we know the history of Malta civilization that is more than 5000 years long! Impressing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very nicely displayed with plenty of display cards explaining the individual items. Compliments to the Maltese society responsible for this museum.

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Auberge de province or as known the museum of archaeology, is a place that gives you a glance in the early ages of the Maltese islands. The place provides an interactive experience, both visual and audio alike. If you are in valletta a visit to this museum is a must.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A small but interesting museum concentrating on the neolithic, bronze and phoenician periods with some good and interesting exhibits

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