On the island of Malta there are a wide variety of interesting places to discover during a vacation, an island with a fascinating history that dates back more than 7,000 years. A unique historical and cultural legacy in the Mediterranean that can be enjoyed mainly in the National Museum of Archeology , where you will discover the most important and interesting part of the island’s history.
Malta was a magnet for settlers thanks to its location, being one of the main shipping routes since the beginning of time. Thanks to the large number of architecture and artifacts from various eras, this museum originated, in which a large number of prehistoric elements are exhibited. The museum is in Valletta , the capital of the island and belonging to the province of Auberge.
It is located in a Rococo style building that was rebuilt by the Knights of Malta in 1571, being designed by the local architect Gerolamo Cassar , who was also the one who designed the most important buildings in the early days of the city of Valletta. On the first floor is the room that the Knights used for business meetings, and also another room where banquets were held at the time.
In the main hall is where there are more elements, such as animal sculptures, human figures and models of temples. Among all this, the "Sleeping Lady" and the "Venus of Malta" stand out, as well as the temples of Tarxien, which is a megalithic complex that was built in 2800 BC.
Hours and tickets
It opens from Monday to Sunday, with the exception of Good Friday, several days in December (24, 25 and 31) and on January 1. The hours are from 9 in the morning to 7 in the afternoon, and tickets cost 5 euros for adults and children over 5 years old. The minors of that age have free entrance.