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National Museum of Archaeology

The Museum contains a spectacular range of artefacts dating back to Malta’s Neolithic period (5000 BC) up to the Phoenician Period (218 BC). On display are the earliest tools used by the prehistoric people to facilitate their daily tasks; representations of animal life and also human figures, both elements showing the great artistic skills of the dwellers of the island at the time whilst also giving us an insight on their daily lives.

Highlights include the ‘Sleeping Lady’ from the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, the ‘Venus of Malta’ from Ħaġar Qim, the Bronze Age daggers recovered from the Bronze Age layers at Tarxien Temples, the Horus and Anubis pendant and the anthropomorphic sarcophagus, both belonging to the Phoenician Period.

Valletta - Malta
Entrance Fee: Yes
WheelChair Access
Area Zone: Central
Public transport

Bus 14 from St. Julians / Sliema Terminus to Valletta.

Bus 48 from Bugibba Bus Terminus to Valletta.

Opening Hours:

Monday to Sunday 09:00 – 19:00 (Last admission 18:30)

The museum is closed on the 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January, and Good Friday.

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National Museum of Archaeology

Republic St, Valletta, Malta

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