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Bones and Stones

Quite a very good local museum, small, mostly about Malta's important very distant past. A good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MarkSherouse
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Knoxville, Tennessee
A must place to visit but rather old fashioned.

I did enjoy visiting this museum but it could do with being updated. It does have all the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JoyceBrodie
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Stavanger, Norway
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The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). On display are the earliest tools used by the prehistoric people to facilitate their daily tasks and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Republic St | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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The museum is housed in the Auberge of Provence, one of several extant auberges of the Knights of Malta. The entrance hall has a rather good painted ceiling and there is a grand hall upstairs. Apart from a small numismatics gallery, the museum is arrnaged...More

Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a very good local museum, small, mostly about Malta's important very distant past. A good complement to the museum adjoining the ruins at Gigantija. If you're into neolithic Europe, this is bedrock.

Thank MarkSherouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really well-curated museum. It shows the timeline of Malta's early history in a very engaging way, suitable for visitors of all ages Of particular interest were the carvings removed from some of the temples You could easily spend an afternoon here

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did enjoy visiting this museum but it could do with being updated. It does have all the information you need but could be presented better.

Thank JoyceBrodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is not very large, but it is well documented. One whole level is dedicated to the neolithic and makes for a good combination with the tours of actual sites like Haqar Qim. Top floor: Phonecians. Inexpensive entrance fee, especially for seniors (60+). Little...More

Thank Vesna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a terrific display of the archaeological history of Malta. After visiting I Want to return and go see the sites on person . The price is very reasonable and the exhibits are in English too. I had no idea of the extensive...More

Thank Whoohouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Museum is laid out in different time periods and is full of interesting artefacts, Display boards give clear explanations of what you are observing. Certainly worth a visit although there is a small entrance fee.

Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Museum of Archaeology has exquisite prehistoric figuerines. One is the Sleeping Lady, found at the Hypogeum, which is around 5000 years old. There are also The 'fat ladies' sculptures, found at Ħaġar Qim, they have massive rounded thighs and arms, but have small...More

Thank SydneyKath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small museum, but dome well in chronological order. The treasures from the old temples were there to see. Also, impressive coin collection that was 1000s of years old.

Thank lisakeg
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Especially interesting display to follow up after a visit to the Hypogeum - that is if you were been lucky enough to get in. Need to book months ahead.

Thank Joy W
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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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