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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The displays are perhaps a little dated but that does not detract from the interesting and beautiful objects particularly the 'fat lady' statuettes from the neolithic period. Also do not miss... more »
This museum is in reality a set of museums as each section dedicated to a particular age is in itself a museum. The neolithic part is amazing and consists of finds from the fabled Temples of Malta... more »
Some guide books say you only need to spend an hour here but I spent a very fruitful 90 minutes just in the Neolithic galleries. Essential to visit if you're going to see the temples around the islands.
Absolutely amazing, really stunning to see all the temples stones and see the bronze, stone and obsidian tools they used around 4000 BC, really interesting to see!! Even alot of coins were kept from these times, really nice!!.
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