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National Museum of Archaeology

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Address: Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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+356 2122 1623

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Stunning Vallette Dagger

There is quite a lot to see and the Vallette dagger is stunning. A lot of stone samples and it's unbelievable how old some of the artifact's are! There are toilets in there... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pennine R
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Birkirkara, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the museum on several occasions recently during public holidays when it is free entrance to all. The historic artefacts are endless and priceless. Lately the Jean de La Vallette dagger was on loan from the louvre (Paris) and this was a great occasion for Malta since the capital city is named after him. So this time it was... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gives an overview of the ancient history of Malta along with items of archeological interest. An enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Beverley W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spending one whole day in Valletta, we had to see this museum. The museum is manageable in size, but nonetheless interesting. Here you can read about the megalithic temples of Malta, and even see parts of the friezes in the exhibition. While we were there a special exhibition including a beautiful dagger was on display. Coming from the main busterminal... More 

Thank Louise J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I start with the negative and move on to the positive so please read beyond the next paragraph to get a fully rounded review. This museum is very old-fashioned, with exhibits in glass cases and written information and pictures on the walls. It's a bit tatty. So probably not an interesting attraction for children. Many of Maltese heritage sites and... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is quite a lot to see and the Vallette dagger is stunning. A lot of stone samples and it's unbelievable how old some of the artifact's are! There are toilets in there and also a little shop at the entrance.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found the museum rather dull to be fair, apart from the incredible Vallette Dagger on loan from the Louvre. Well recommend going to see it before it leaves these shores.

Thank James B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is easy to find in Valletta, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be many people interested in history as it was very quiet. Better for us as it was easy to see all the artefacts and to take our time looking round. The museum is well laid out with all the different ages, i.e. Neolithic etc. kept together in... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Displays are quite good, but improvement is possible. There is a lift, even though we were told there was not one!

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Lagunitas, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you came here for the Neolithic culture ... you would certainly not miss this museum. It is really full of great displays and objects. Great history . You can't help but learn a great deal about the island earliest inhabitants

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had previously visited the museum so concentrated on the exhibition of the Valletta dagger on loan from the Louvre. It is on the top floor of the museum but worth the effort of going up. The exhibition concentrates on the dagger and sword but only the dagger was able to travel to Malta. The hilt is jewelled and beautiful... More 

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