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National Museum of Archaeology
Ranked #15 of 90 things to do in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Looks very good from the start but it disappointed me due to my bias and lack of knowledge or interest in history. Some things like the catacombs were amazing but there was too much repetition and there were some things there that weren't Malteses??

Thank Anthony H
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AndSeg, HM Communications Office at National Museum of Archaeology, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to learn that you were disappointed by your visit. Please note that the National Museum of Archaeology does not, as yet, have a section dealing with the catacombs. Also, there is certainly no repetition in the displays. The artefact you are referring to within your review are not of Maltese origin simply because these are exhibited to further highlight the fact that people habiting the island had contact with foreign lands. This is proven by the materials used to create such artefacts, materials that is not found locally.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

This was #1 place I wanted see when here I have big interested in Knights and I took a lot time here there two rooms Knights and then room with guns/swords/cannons this interesting but I am into Knights and all say wow so neat see to be that close real history the story's tell ......

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

A small, but interesting museum. Upstairs is devoted to the bronze and Phoenician period, but for me the most interesting was the ground floor exhibition from the temple period 3-4000 BC. Main attractions are the small sculpture "the sleeping lady" that was found in the Hypogeum, and the large statue from Tarxien Temple. Worth a visit.

Thank Tore S
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

For such a small place, the Maltese Archipelago has some of the richest history in the world, with prehistoric temples older the ancient pyramids in Egypt. This fascinating museum offers you a glimpse into Malta's long and winding archaeological history through a series of interesting displays set on two floors. The upstairs areas, The Bronze Age and The Phoenicians, are a little more up-to-date than the ground floor exploration of Prehistory, yet it's all well worth a look. The ground floor still offers superb examples of ancient temple life and burial sites, with artefacts, along with explanations of the geological and agricultural development of the islands over time. The entrance fee is only 5 Euro for an adult and this is excellent. The current exhibition of 'The Great Story of an Island Nation Through 100 Objects' is very informative, showing a wide range of artefacts from the beginning of time right through to the present day, all explaining the changing history of the archipelago. Brilliant. I spent over 3 hours in the museum and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Chris R
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

If you enjoy museums , this one is good, I particularly enjoyed the 100 artefacts exhibition . Well worth a visit, save money and buy the multi museum pass.

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