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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Auberge de Provence, Republic Street, Valletta, VLT04, Malta

National Museum of Archaeology

The National Museum of Archaeology displays a significant array of artefacts from the Islands' unique prehistoric periods, starting with the first arrival of man in 5200 BC, running up to 2500 BC.

The first rooms trace man's early settlement on the Islands up to the temple-building periods using a reconstruction of a rock-cut tomb. The collection includes obsidian cores and the Red Skorba figurines, which are predecessors of the temple period objects and statuary.

The main hall is devoted to temple carvings and the collection continues with representations of animals, temple models, and the remarkable human figures. Of particular note are the exquisite figures of the ‘Sleeping Lady' from the Hypogeum, and the ‘Venus' of Hagar Qim.

The last room exhibits some pottery from the temple period, together with tools, beads and other ornaments.

Contact Information

  • Phone: +356 21221623
  • Fax: +356 21241975

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  • Opening Days:
    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
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    • Friday
    • Saturday
    • Sunday
  • Opening Hours: January and February - Monday to Sunday: 09.00 - 17.00hrs. Last admission: 16.30hrs. March till December - Monday to Sunday: 09.00 - 18.00hrs. Last admission: 17.30hrs. Closed on 24, 25 & 31 December, 1 January & Good Friday.
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