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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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This is a must visit in order to see the artifacts excavated from the Neolithic temples across Malta. They occupy the entire ground floor and some of them are truly amazing. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit in order to see the artifacts excavated from the Neolithic temples across Malta. They occupy the entire ground floor and some of them are truly amazing. The upper floor has an exhibit on the antique period of Malta. The Carthaginian room is probably the best part but overall this is skipable if you are short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The ground floor gallery covers the Neolithic in excellent detail. Malta has produced some of the best Neolithic monuments and artefacts in the world. This museum holds the key to understanding the awesome surviving temples on the archipelago. The entrance fee includes an excellent audio guide that steers you through the many artefacts, sculptures and carvings. The upper floors cover... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a look though what you would expect to find.Provides an interesting history on the archaeology of Malta and its different inhabitants over the years.Refers to global warming back in 4000 BC

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this museum today. Was interesting to see the old archeology. It was 5 euros which is reasonable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concentrating mainly, it seems, on the stone, bronze and iron ages of Maltese development. The most interesting construction was the replica of the cart ruts, which saved us from missing them in the outlying areas of the island, due to only being in Malta for 6 days!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to know some more about the long history of Malta, it is a good idea to visit this museum. There are a lot of explanation boards who, when, what. The meghalithic temple parts are extraordinary. And the Venus of Malta and The Sleeping beauty statues are wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maltese archaeologists are very proud of their prehistoric sites and they have discovered some amazing statues. We did not visit any of the sites but felt that the museum covered everything we needed to know and more. The audio guide was very comprehensive. I especially enjoyed the coverage of the Phoenicians, including a coffin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum houses fine examples from stone age and bronze age. These are two very distinct phases with different artifacts on display. There is a free audioguide provided but you need to ask for it - sometimes they are not available as they are recharging the units but if you can wait for a few minutes you will find that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people are moderately familiar with the great buildings of the Neolithic (Stonehenge,,Avebury,the stone circles of Orkney, Newgrange etc) but I was quite unprepared for the degree of decoration which the ancient people of Malta applied to their buildings and their possessions and artefacts. It is really moving to see that after they had laboriously made something, without all the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

An insight into Malta`s over 7000 year history with many examples of neolithic megaliths and much more.

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