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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
+356 7909 2180
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Worth it just to see the sleeping lady!

The neolithic objects are amazing. Huge corpulent figures are unlike any I have seen anywhere in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
paula a
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New York City, New York
fascinating stuff to see

do borrow a talkie walkie so you can really understand what they have. It took us a while to find... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hanne I
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Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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"neolithic temples"
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"cart ruts"
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"small island"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The neolithic objects are amazing. Huge corpulent figures are unlike any I have seen anywhere in the world. But the gorgeous sculpture of the sleeping woman is breathtaking.

Thank paula a
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Reviewed 6 days ago

do borrow a talkie walkie so you can really understand what they have. It took us a while to find "the sleeping lady", who turned out to be very small, only 12 cm long - but exquisite. AND you can buy a true copy for...More

Thank Hanne I
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good place to start your visit of Valletta - it is close to the entrance gate and gives a good overview of the history of Malta. The exhibits are fascinating but the whole museum could do with an update so that you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not outstanding though an interested place for an hour fo4 a overview of the historic sites, buried areas around Malta. Good displays of pots and stoneware. Visited as part of the pass... unsure if I would have paid for the entrance fee itself unless passionate...More

Thank NikJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a must when being in Valleta. The museum was refurbished and upgraded in 1998. Artifacts were placed in climate-controlled displays so that the exhibition met with current conservation standards. The ground floor of the museum exhibits prehistoric artefacts from the Maltese islands,...More

Thank Ester Z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend you go to this museum before you go visiting all the archeology sights. This is where they have the special 'trinkets' and delicate finds from the sites--Sleeping Woman, Venus of Gozo, timelines, etc. Well displayed with excellent information guides. The audio guide is...More

Thank CindyLou2013
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating display of ancient artefacts mapping out Malta's early history in an interesting building. It was good to see how Malta's early civilisations developed and their achievements put into historical context. Worth a visit to see how much more the island's history is than...More

Thank DrDee-1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting displays from ancient times. Well set out in eras. Very clear maps and displays. It helped that we had visited lots of the sites on Malta before our visit. The only issue was that a group of Italians with a very forceful guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum in a medeival building, wort seing on its own tells the history of Malt from stoneage and on. Very impressing findings of exellent artwork that is 5000 years old.

Thank Tor M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

€5 entry lots to learn about the ancient history of Malta. Artefacts predate the pyramids of Cairo. Some of the ancient figures of deities are very interesting and demonstrate a advanced culture for the time. They built big temples predating stone henge and the pyramids...More

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agroves10
21 May 2016|
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Response from Dimitar P | Reviewed this property |
I was there 2 days ago and there were no such skulls on display, and I haven`t heard about such. Still you ca write to museums email or call directly, in case they moved them or are in the storage, will let you know
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