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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
+356 2122 1623
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Very interesting and great value for money

Went ostensibly to see Vallette's dagger,which was marvellous. However, there is so m h more to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil W
Good introduction to Malta's past

Spent about 1hr., could have spent more time, lots to read. Artifacts were well displayed. Good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Went ostensibly to see Vallette's dagger,which was marvellous. However, there is so m h more to see. The entrance fee of €5 is an absolute bargain and free audio guides (against a deposit) are available in several languages. Toilet facilities are excellent and there is...More

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent about 1hr., could have spent more time, lots to read. Artifacts were well displayed. Good background for visiting the major ancient attractions.

Thank getaway52
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Museum itself is not very large, but it's very well organized and make you follow timeline from the earliest traces of people in Malta all the way to modern time. Great layout and interesting storytelling. Audioguide is very good and is included in ticket price,...More

1  Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the moment they have on display Jean de La Vallette's dagger which was purloined by Napoleon along with his sword. Important for Maltese. The ancient artefacts on display are very evocative of their era. The sleeping lady - 4 to 6 thousand years old...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Malta and Gozo islands contain free-standing temples/monuments that pre-date Stonehenge and the Pyramids by 1500 years! This museum provides an excellent introduction to the prehistoric times, and prepares you to better understand what you will see when visiting those locations. Or, if you visit the...More

Thank JCH1950
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These is a luxury house from a old maltese family , really nice and incredible well done but the price of the ticket is a bit high for these kinda attraction ,there are better but it's fine for one time !

Thank marcellomedium
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum does a fine job of depicting the rich ancient history of Malta. It is especially strong in its exhibits of the mysterious prehistoric cultures of Malta. The building is not much to look at on the outside but its pleasant on the inside.

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum with some incredible artefacts dating back 5,000 years or so. While we were there we visited a temporary exhibition 'De Valette's dagger' which traced the history of this incredible artefact and its companion sword, both stolen by Napoleon and now in the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This smalll museum, located in an old palace in the heart of old Valletta, is worth visiting for everybody with interested in old culture. The collections, dating from neoliticum till the Phenician times are very interesting, well displayed and explained.

Thank Iohannis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I called for a day of sightseeing. It's location is in the 16th century auberge de Provence. Pottery effigies and carvings such as the giant statue and altar blocks of tarxien temples bring the islands prehistory to life.

Thank enncle
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agroves10
Are any of the Malta skulls on display yet? The ones that were covered on Ancient Aliens missing the sagittal sutures?
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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Georg F
darf man photographieren? darf man den Rucksack in das Museum mitnehmen?
28 August 2015|
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Response from Dieter R | Reviewed this property |
Ja, man darf fotografieren - allerdings ohne Blitz.. Kleiner Rucksack kann mitgenommen werden.
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