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. To visit National Museum of Archaeology and get the most from your holiday in Valletta, create itinerary details personal to you using our Valletta itinerary planner .
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  • Well laid out museum and reasonably priced. The english museums never seem to get that if you have low entry fees people will visit !! Three floors two toilets and lockers for your belongings. Exhibit...  more »
  • This museum is situated in the centre of Malta on Republic street and the admission is 5 Euros for an adult. The exhibits covers the periods from the Neolithic to the Phoenician times (5000 BC to 400 ...  more »
  • amazing to see the exhibits even older than the pyramids, that incredible story is there in malta. also worth seeing are the temples scattered around the island. the archaeological museum has two floors, the cost is affordable, about 5 euro discount for children. It is located in the Center. better get your car in the parking garage and walk everywhere. the center of the Valley is very beautiful. to see
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  • Well worth a visit. Especially to see the neolithic antiquaries. Also gives you a glimpse into the amazing archaeological finds on the island. Fantastic collection of coins dating back to the phoenicians. Probably take you about a couple of hours or less to go round.
  • Nice to visit. Very kind People. For kids and adults perfect on a rainy day
  • It’s a large scale museum which details the archeological history of Malta from thousands of years ago up until now with their various exhibitions. We used the Valletta ticket to enter but it is usually 5 euros for adults or 3.50 for students. There is an audiovisual guide for a deposit upon request. History buffs will love it.
  • Malta has such amazing evidence of prehistoric structures and all of the related artefacts are stunning. This museum has a collection of wonderful artefacts from the main Maltese sites as well as models of each structure. Unfortunately, I didn't realise that I'd needed to book tickets for the Hypogeum before my trip to Malta so, it was good to be able to read about it in context with the other sites and to see the model. The museum building itself was historical and when we visited they were renovating the main room, I think that it used to be a ballroom at some stage. The decoration was exquisite so when the renovation is completed I'm sure that the room will attract many visitors on its own merits. Lots of interesting information in the whole museum including a section of coins. Great place!
  • interesting and well organises. neolothic, bronze age and phoenician period remains are on display. 5Euro entrance fee.
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