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Visiting National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta
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National Museum of Archaeology is the ideal place to learn about history and archaeological. It provides may wonderful artefacts and good services for its visitors.

National Museum of Archaeology

National Museum of Archaeology

1. The Building and Architecture

1. The Building and Architecture

National Museum of Archaeology is occupied the building in Republic Street, Auberge de Provence. Auberge de Provence is the example of Baroque arhcitecture in Valletta. Baroque architecture is highly ornate and is the luxurious style of architecture. The architect, Gilomu Cassar built this building in 1571. It was used as the house of the Knight of St John who was coming from Provence, French.

2. Exhibition At National Museum of Archaeology

2. Exhibition At National Museum of Archaeology

The exhibition in this museum presents the wonderful artefacts from prehistoric time until the early history. This is the first thing to do at National Museum of Archaeology is getting into the first section of the room. In this first room, you will discover the host pieces of track man's in the early up to temple period in Malta. It is followed by the collection of early tools that were used by prehistoric people. The famous artefact is Sleeping Lady found in the Hypogeum around 5000 years ago which is displayed in the main hall of National Museum of Archaeology. It shows the lady prop up her hand while she is sleeping. The other famous things are Fat Ladies sculpture, Venus de Malta and Red Scorba Ornaments. The last room in this museum displays collectables form the temple period which include pottery, tools, beads and other interesting and special ornaments for visitors to learn and explore.

3.  The activities

3. The activities

Entering the the museum, you will get a good introduction from the museum about the prehistory and early history of Maltese Island. This is a must thing to do at National Museum of Archaeology. The museum gives opportunity for its visitors to see the museum's new collection of coin. This new collection has recently inaugurated . Besides the coin, there is also a temporary exhibition that provides information about Malta's prehistory project. You can do this activity by joining the National Museum of Archaeology tours. During the open day, the National Museum of Archaeology tours will start at 11 am and 2 pm. These tours are requires 50 persons

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

National Museum of Archaeology tickets can be purchased online and offline at the ticket office in the museum. The tickets' prices for Adults : €5.00, Youths (12 - 17 years), Senior Citizens (60 years & over), and Students: €3.50, Children (6 -11 years): €2.50 and free for children under 5 years old.

How To Get Around?

Since this museum is in the Republic Street, walking is the best thing to do at National Museum of Archaeology. Auberge de Provençe is the Baroque wonderful building in the heart of Valletta, you can visit the nearby attraction such as Grand Master Palace and St John Co Cthedral ad Museum.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear clothes depend on the weather in Malta since there is no dress code at National Museum of Archaeology. In summer, you can wear cool clothes and comfortable footwear. While, you can wear sweater during summer.


Best Time to Visit

The visiting time of National Museum of Archaeology is from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.



Will I Need a Guide?

No,Auberge de Provençeis easy to find and you can do all the things to do at National Museum of Archaeology on your own. Moreover, the attractions in Valleta are close each other, it makes you easier to explore them without a guide.

How To Get There?

Located in the center of Valletta city, National Museum of Archaeology is easy to reach. Bus services are available to Valletta from every town and village in Malta, and the Museum is easily reachable from the Valletta bus terminal by walking.

Additional Info

Since National Museum of Archaeology is in the center of Valletta which is in the crowded place, be aware of pickpocket there. Double check before you leave the place.

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