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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  • Very good neolithic section of the Archeology Museum of Malta. Worth studying the displays in detail, to understand that Malta 10,000 years ago was in fact landlocked wo Sicily! Fabulous collection...  more »
  • I strongly recommend checking the opening times as the official websites seem to have been updated in some places but not others due to covid restrictions. I also strongly recommend having a euro...  more »
  • Nice museum about the history of the island. Unfortunately no many interactive elements though the part about the independence is very nice. Would recommend it to everyone interested in history and geology.
  • Very informative! Had to visit it on 2 days since spent 1hr viewing downstairs online. Recommend taking the audio guide.

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