National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta

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Step back into the country's ancient history at National Museum of Archaeology. On display are artifacts highlighting Malta's Neolithic through Phoenician Periods, ranging from 5,000 BCE to 400 BCE. See some of the earliest tools used by the island's prehistoric inhabitants, which will give you insight into their daily lives. Also, look for the animal and human figurines, Phoenician pottery, and jewelry. This museum is a great place to start for those hoping to explore the temples and tombs of the island. You'll find the authentic versions of many of Malta's most famous artifacts, most notably the "Sleeping Lady" and "Venus of Malta" sculptures. To visit National Museum of Archaeology and get the most from your holiday in Valletta, create itinerary details personal to you using our Valletta itinerary planner.
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  • A fascinating place to visit. Lots to see, and a more than reasonable entry fee. (Vaccine status proof needed) It would be good to visit this near the beginning of your holiday, before going on to... 
    A fascinating place to visit. Lots to see, and a more than reasonable entry fee. (Vaccine status proof needed) It would be good to visit this near the beginning of your holiday, before going on to...  more »
  • This museum provides an excellent insight into Maltas past. Something for everyone and again almost too much for one visit. Well laid out, especially upstairs galleries. 
    This museum provides an excellent insight into Maltas past. Something for everyone and again almost too much for one visit. Well laid out, especially upstairs galleries.  more »
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  • That is a museum with all the archaeological findings in a small and beautiful island of Malta. It has quite significant value in terms of history and historical monuments. Surviving after lot of attacks and one of the country faced lots of destruction during two world 🌍 wars. It came back to life and restored almost all of it's important sites. All of these era's, we can witness inside that museum which is prehistoric. There are original artifacts from different period of time. Back in history, there are many archaeological findings from the period of ~2500 years bc or may be older. These all the artifacts add in and showcase the importance of beautiful island Malta. At the museum, they utilized the use of technology to take you back in that time and enjoy the actual scene. The museum is decided into 3 floors including ground floor. Ground floor and second floor is actually displaying all the excavated artifacts. Rest first floor is not open for public nowadays. There are a number of temples excavated and found in this small site. There is an elevator as well to access upper floors. The place is wheelchair accessible ♿ so accessibility wise it is very convenient. This is located on very center location in Valletta capital city of Malta. The exact location is republic street which is very nice shopping street 🛒🛍️🛍️ in Malta.
  • Good museum, tickets cost €5 and you need to have your vaccine pass with you for entry. You can explore the primary exhibits; Neolithic, Bronze Age and Carthaginian in about 45 minutes or less.

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