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National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta
(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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  • Ticket €5 that is worth paying. It has very good audio guides. From prehistory to today you will see archaeology of Malta with a total rigour, the figures of indeterminate sex, small parts (1cm) and large (2 m), hairstyles... everything in space that you will see in 2 hours at most.
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  • This own Museum to tell you the story of Malta since its origin. The explanations are very clear and there is also an audio guide there are splendid objects of prehistory
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  • We went in search of the small statuette of the Maltese Venus. The museum is quite small but well designed and had very interesting displays of the distant past. Well worth a visit. 
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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...