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Għar Dalam Cave & Museum

Għar Dalam Cave is a highly important site as it was here that the earliest evidence of human settlement on Malta, dating to 7,400 years ago, was discovered. The site consists of a cave and a museum. The lowermost layers of the Cave, more than 500,000 years old, contained the fossil bones of dwarf elephants, hippopotami, micro-mammals and birds. Above the pebble layer that follows, is the so-called ‘deer’ layer, dated to around 18,000 years ago. The top layer, or ‘cultural layer’, dates to less than 10,000 years and holds evidence of the first humans on the Island. Għar Dalam is a Natura 2000 site.

Bizebbugia - Malta
Entrance Fee: Yes
NO WheelChair
Area Zone: South
Public transport

Bus 82 from Valletta Bus Terminus.

Bus 13A from St. Julians / Sliema Terminus to Valletta.

Bus 48 from Bugibba Bus Terminus to Valletta.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 17:00 (Last admission at 16:30).
The museum is closed on the 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January, and Good Friday.

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