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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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  • There is a lot to see, but if other people are, then you can not look at the objects. That's quite a shame.
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  • To do especially for fans of Archeology and history, we concluded our stay with this tour, unlike most of the other reviews, it was for us the way to get all of our journey. I returned to Malta in qqs weeks with my daughter, I start with this museum to discover the rest.
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  • For all those who are interested in prehistory, this museum should be the prerequisite for visits the sites of Malta and Gozo. Especially the rooms on the ground floor devoted to the Neolithic are exceptional pieces like the Maltese Venus and many articles or original fragments of the sites and temples. Do not hesitate to take the audio tour in french (pleasant accent of the midi), otherwise free.
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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...