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National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

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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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  • We had a wonderful time on a rainy day in Valletta looking through this museum. It had the famous "Sleeping Lady" carving made 3600 BC - quite an amazing artifact. The exhibits are extensive and the c...  more »
  • I am no expert on archaeology, but this one was definitely quality. Having visited several temples I was a little upset that the original carvings are not at the sites (for obvious reasons). The entra...  more »
  • Bought my Heritage pass here at the museum and what great value it turned out to be. For 50 euros (valid 30 days)you have access to 22 top class sites including this wonderful museum- without the pass...  more »
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  • Nice museum with decent exhibits; highlight is the first floor with the relics from the ancient temples on the island. Be careful; there is extensive renovation being done so some of the museum is closed off, but worth the admission price. Check before you go to see if there is a travelling exhibit, which will be featured on the third floor.
  • Was nice. 5 euros per person which was worth it .we liked it. Took us about 45 min to see all of it
  • The collection was okay - informative, but the museum is seriously lacking some TLC.
  • Old style adequate for children. When visiting there was La Vallette's dagger on display, a master piece of craftsmanship.
  • Nice place not very crowded. Exponates are interesting. Not very big.