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down the main streets but over two floors and well worth it

great place to spend an hour or two. Daughter and I are history geeks so ideal for us; maybe not... read more

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Malta temples

Due to the shortness of our visit my friends and I did not have enough time to visit the ancient... read more

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The Museum exhibits a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (400 BC). On display are the earliest tools used by the prehistoric people to facilitate their daily tasks and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Republic St | Auberge de Provcence, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT 04, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

great place to spend an hour or two. Daughter and I are history geeks so ideal for us; maybe not for kids. Located in one of the main streets so easy access and travel.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank montyBelfast
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the experience of reviewing many artefacts from the Stone age, Bronze age, Phoenician period of their history. They have tried to make it engaging and interesting. They could improve on directional signs for visitors.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is interesting for those solely interested in the archaeological history of Malta and has displays of ancient pottery and some audio visual displays. As one if the finest baroque buildings in the city of Valletta you may think it is worth seeing the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Due to the shortness of our visit my friends and I did not have enough time to visit the ancient temples on Malta. A visit to this museum was a good second option. Most of their displays related to these exceedingly old sites, some of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thecrazyraven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is fairly basic given Malta's rich history, but it's still worth a brief visit. The museum is very outdated but we did manage to learn a bit. It took us about an hour to get through the entire museum. However, after spending a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank globegal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Auberge de Provence building on Republic Street, this museum traces its roots back to 1571 (the building itself) and 1955 (the concept of the museum). The residence is somewhat of a work of art in itself, designed by local architect Gerolamo Cassar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank midway42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The very informative audio guide and numerous displays illuminate Malta's prehistory, There are amazing artefacts of mind blowing antiquity.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is housed in the Auberge of Provence, one of several extant auberges of the Knights of Malta. The entrance hall has a rather good painted ceiling and there is a grand hall upstairs. Apart from a small numismatics gallery, the museum is arrnaged...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a very good local museum, small, mostly about Malta's important very distant past. A good complement to the museum adjoining the ruins at Gigantija. If you're into neolithic Europe, this is bedrock.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MarkSherouse
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is a really well-curated museum. It shows the timeline of Malta's early history in a very engaging way, suitable for visitors of all ages Of particular interest were the carvings removed from some of the temples You could easily spend an afternoon here

Date of experience: November 2018
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agroves10
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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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