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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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Optional visit if you have the pass

Frankly don't pay for it unless you have the Malta heritage pass. You have plenty of explanations... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mckay_gunn
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france
via mobile
This museum is in need of a little "love"

The information is interesting; however the museum is in need of a little love. The posters are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise C
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Pointe Claire, Canada
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Republic Street | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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+356 2122 1623
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Frankly don't pay for it unless you have the Malta heritage pass. You have plenty of explanations at each temples you are going to visit already. The only upside is that you get to see the sculptures found at each sites (but don't expect many,...More

Thank mckay_gunn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The information is interesting; however the museum is in need of a little love. The posters are coming unglued from the walls. It would be good to invest money to improve the presentation.

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well laid out with the rooms following the chronology of the islands' prehistoric and ancient history. An extremely informative audio guide leads you through the exhibits. The temple sites were brought to life by seeing the artefacts, especially the 'fat lady' statues....More

Thank RJM432
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really good, small museum housing a range of great items from Maltese pre-History, from the Stone Age through to the Phoenicians. I went expecting to be more impressed with the later exhibits, but the most amazing finds on displays are from 3-4,000B.C. not just...More

Thank jp101625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sons and myself are more than averagely interested in history. So we had high hopes considering the very interesting history of Malta. This museum is however a very old fashioned museum of archaeology. Reminds me of 1970s. Most of the pieces are (literary) in...More

Thank Ann_CatherineNorway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went into this place after walking past for a few days. Only had one and a half hour to get through and didn't make it. A lot of history broken into time chunks. Displaying archeological finds and models of some digs. Very worthwhile.

Thank david W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum contains a wide range of artifacts from the early years of the islands' era. The temporary exhibitions are also worth a visit, whenever they are held.

Thank Godwin X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're intending a trip out to see the ancient temples on Malta and Gozo, make sure you pay a visit to the National Museum before you go. The exhibits give you lots of background detail and contain some of the amazing treasures that have...More

Thank KLmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you intend to visit the tempels and the Hypogeum a visit to this museum is mandatory. The key finds are on display there. They are overwhelmingly surrounded with notes to explain the importance of the finds and what can be deduced from them.

Thank Zaxender
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smaller than we expected it to be but it was still packed with information. It was nice to see some of the unique objects from temples we had previously visited!

Thank Benjamin M
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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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