Gozo Museum of Archaeology, Victoria

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The Gozo Museum of Archaeology (Maltese: Il-Mużew tal-Arkeoloġija ta' Għawdex) is a museum in the Cittadella of Victoria in Gozo, Malta. The museum of was opened in 1960 as the first public museum in Gozo and was known as the Gozo Museum. The museum was redesigned and reopened in 1986 as the Archaeology Museum of Gozo. Today it is known as the Gozo Museum of Archaeology or the National Museum of Archaeology. The museum features archaeological artifacts and relics and displays covering the cultural history of the Island of Gozo from the prehistoric era to the early modern period. Its exhibits include the Maymūnah Stone.
The museum is housed in a 17th-century house which was originally known as Casa Bondi. It was sold to the Government by the Bondi family in 1937. It is a two-storey building with a symmetrical austere façade, with a carved stone balcony above the front door. The building is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.
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  • This is a small museum, but still interesting. A good option for those that did not have the time to visit the National one in Valletta.  more »
  • The art of display has not reached these island unless poverty is a key ingredient. A good test is to look at a giftshop and postcard selection...remember you must pay for ALL museums with a...  more »
  • If you are also going to see the Ggantija Temples and Ta' Kola Windmill, it's worth getting the combo admissions because they are valid for 30 days. This exhibit is well done and gives a really good explanation of the background of the island of Gozo with lots of artifacts. It's near the entrance and is easy to find. If you're going to see the Citadel, this is worth visiting. Start at the visitor centre.
  • Beautiful place to visit. Must see if in Victoria It's accessible and free entrance. The panoramic view is astounding.
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