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National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
(3.8/5 based on 800+ 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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  • An insight into Malta`s over 7000 year history with many examples of neolithic megaliths and much more. 
  • The exposition is very intersting and gives the opportunity to learn more about the history of the island. I have taken the Malta pass (EUR 50) which gives you the possibility to visit about 30 museum...  more »
  • Very interesting to visit, quite educational and in a building that is worthwhile if same (Auberge de Provence). The audio guides are good. The most interesting corresponds to prehistory, the megaliths, the wonderful lying down Venus and other similar elefantiasicos thigh. The worst, that, after the bronze age and the Phoenician period, there was nothing to do, I think that there is a collection of the Roman period which is interesting but not exposed, do not know if it is a temporary closure. Nor will show artifacts Greek or medieval.
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  • Wonderful place to go through Malta's history
  • Big collection of ancient Maltese artifacts. I have learned a lot about Malta history.
  • The museum is nice but i expected more. You can learn pretty nice stuff about ancient Malta. Worth it but it is a quick tour.
  • Really interesting range of world-famous exhibits (including the Maltese Venus). Could do with a bit of renovation internally as looking a little tired.
  • Not very big but interesting and pedagocial. A bit pricy...