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New Bronze Age Hall at the National Museum of Archaeology

Posted by Heritage Malta on Monday, August 8, 2011 Under: Culture


Heritage Malta’s renovation of the Bronze Age Hall at the National Museum of Archaeology is the latest display project undertaken. The Bronze Age Hall, and another section dedicated to the mystery of the Cart Ruts, shed further light on Malta’s prehistory and provide for further understating of people’s livelihoods during that particular period.

The official patron of the National Museum of Archaeology is Mediterranean Bank Plc, whose generous help and recent contributions made it possible for the museum to introduce several interactive tools and increase the number of artifects on display.

Currently exhibited within the Bronze Age halls are jewellery, a loom, and several pieces of pottery which depict intricate designs that pertain to the Bronze Age period. There is also a life-size model of the Curt Ruts. Additionally, a visit to the museum now also includes footage of the Ghar Mirdum from the PBS archive.

Accessibility is not an issue within the museum since all floors are catered for by a lift. Moreover, families can rely on the availability of a children’s activity area that keeps little ones busy while adults focus their attention on the museum. The children’s activity room is equipped with books, educational computer games, and other hands on activities.

Dr. David H Trump gave a tour of the museum to members of Heritage Malta during an event that was organized specifically for them. Dr Trump first visited Malta in 1954 to assist John Evans with excavations at Ggantija Temples. He later became the Curator of Archaeology at the National Museum of Malta. Dr Trump is a world renowned archaeologist whose contribution towards Maltese archaeology is not only extensive but also priceless.

The National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta is open to the public everyday from 8am till 7pm. Free guided tours to the museum are given twice daily at 10am and at 3pm.

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