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National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
Step back into the country's ancient history at National Museum of Archaeology. On display are artifacts highlighting Malta's Neolithic through Phoenician Periods, ranging from 5,000 BCE to 400 BCE. See some of the earliest tools used by the island's prehistoric inhabitants, which will give you insight into their daily lives. Also, look for the animal and human figurines, Phoenician pottery, and jewelry. This museum is a great place to start for those hoping to explore the temples and tombs of the island. You'll find the authentic versions of many of Malta's most famous artifacts, most notably the "Sleeping Lady" and "Venus of Malta" sculptures. Use our Valletta vacation builder to add National Museum of Archaeology and other attractions to your Valletta vacation plans.
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  • So many fascinating treasures here. Definitely get the audio guide- it's very well done and engaging for kids, too. Explore the whole museum. I found my favorite display was the last one in the last r...  read more »
  • A good comic-book inspired commentary, explains. Ruins are all a replica is exhibited here is the real thing. Without air conditioning during the hot.
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  • We had done a tour of Malta by car and visited some of the ancient temples so we were interested in seeing the real sculptures as the ones in the temples were replicas. The museum appeared to be staff...  read more »
  • Detailed insight into Maltese oldest history. Small but very informative. Beautiful entrance ceiling frescoes.
  • You will find artifacts and information about temples pre-dating stonehenge and the pyramids. Worth your visit.
  • Would recommend to visit! Interesting findings.
  • Nice and informative
  • No Air conditioning... In Malta.... Descriptions are old and bad presented. Things shown are referring to other site, would be definitely better to move them on the specific archeological site. In general waste of time and money
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