Ghar Dalam Cave and Museum, Birzebbuga

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#18 of 30 in Museums in Island of Malta
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  • August 2, 2017
    The inside of the cave was actually quite cool especially when the temperature outside reached something crazy like 40C it was quite nice being inside. It was also very interesting to learn about this...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    It is reachable by public transport taking in Valletta bus number 82 direction Taranto and need to get off at the stop called Dalam. Visit is first to visit a small museum's two rooms exhibiting the remains of animals found in the cave which is visited then. The exposed remains are loose bones and some reconstructed skeletons, which are the most eye-catching, as for instance of a young elephant, rhinoceros and deer. You can then access the cave where those animal remains were found and where it seems that the remains have been found more ancient human presence in Malta, now exposed in the archaeological museum in Valletta. The cave has the charm of see the excavations of researchers as well as the natural beauty of a cave with a stalactite that hangs from the ceiling. The road for visitors inside the cave not too elaborates on it, but has his grace imagine that men lived in this area for thousands of years. The visit does not require too much time, can be done in less than an hour and is not too heavy for children. I have fond memories of this place which connects us to a remote past.
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  • July 28, 2017
    We arrived at 4: 20 p.m., the Museum is supposed to close at 5: 00 and accept last admissions at 4:30. We are told that we will have to work very fast... Let's start with the cave: just enough time to get to the bottom and a man told us to get out! Then at the Museum, like that, we go into the room and told us to hurry. Then 2 minutes later a guy comes back and told us to leave that he must close the Museum because it did not break. We got out of the Museum to 16 h 35! We thought we had 40 minutes, there's 15! Have you seen a museum close earlier because a Guy didn't break? Outrageous.
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  • May 14, 2017
    Nice historical place showing bones of animals that were found in Malta. Not expensive. It is a pity that only part of the cave can be accessed.
  • May 22, 2017
    Very interesting introduction to the geological formation of Malta island and development of pleistocenic fauna (eg. Dwarf elefant skeleton) in Museum. As a bonus you will get an insight into Maltese flora in the museum garden.
  • July 7, 2017
    Because we can learn about our little lovely island of Malta
  • October 9, 2016
    From the map and tourist information, you think to go inside a cave. But it's just a 50m hole in the mountain. The visit starts descending many stairs to get to the cave. Once entered you expect to walk inside the mountain and to see something. But at the end there is only a description of the levels on which they found fossils. Then you get upset when you think to walk down the mountain but you are stopped by a no trespassing chain. The visit goes on going up again to the museum at the entrance where you can see all the fossil bones of many animals. I think it's a site that can be interesting for passionate people about ice age. I saw other impressive caves with fossils but this is not one of those.
  • May 23, 2017
    Very informative and the cave was cool. Not very deep.

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