National Museum of Archeology

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Malta has some fascinating archaeology and you can learn all about it at the National Museum of Archeology.
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  2. National Museum of Archaeology, Auberge de Provence, Republic Street, Valletta
  3. +35621221623
  4. info@heritagemalta.org
  5. Working hours*:
    Monday - Sunday
    08:00-19:00 (Last admission 18:30)
  6. Prices*:
    Students (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years and over), ISIC Card Holders, EURO<26 Card Holders, ISE Card Holders and ICOM Card Holders: 3.50€
    Children (6 -11 years): 2.50€
    Infants (1 -5 years): Free
  7. * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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A visit to The National Museum of Archaeology is an ideal way to learn about the prehistory of Malta. This museum, suitable for all ages, exhibits a wonderful collection of artefacts from Malta that date back to prehistoric times. Watch displays from the Ghar Dalam phase (5200 BC) running up to the Tarxien phase (2500 BC) and pieces from the Bronze Age, Phoenician, Punic, Roman and Byzantine all under one roof at the Auberge de Provençe, in Republic Street, Valletta.

The first room in this museum hosts pieces that trace men’s early settlement in Malta up to the temple-building periods. This collection includes the earliest tools used by the prehistoric people in their everyday life, Red Skorba ornaments and representation of animal life.

The main hall in the Malta National Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to beautiful and magnificent temple carvings. The collection contains representations of animals, temple models, and extraordinary human figures. The highlights of these figures are the Sleeping Lady which has been brought to the museum from the Hypogeum and the Venus of Malta that was brought from Hagar Qim.

The last and final room in this archaeological museum exhibits collectables form the temple period which include pottery, tools, beads and other interesting and special ornaments for us to learn and explore. Don’t forget to visit the Obsidian Core, a Headless Seated figure once you are visiting the museum.

The Malta National Museum of Archaeology is set within Auberge de Provençe, a beautiful Baroque building in the capital city, Valletta, dating back to 1571. The Auberge de Provençe used to be the house to the Knights of the Order of St John and displays some of the best Baroque architecture in Malta.

There are buses to Valletta from every town and village in Malta, and the Museum is easily reachable from the Valletta bus terminal on foot.

Last Updated: 20 August, 2019
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