Gozo Museum of Archaeology

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Neolithic figurines in the Gozo Museum of Archaeology.

Neolithic figurines. © Heritage Malta.

Exhibits: Prehistory, Classical, Medieval

Housed in one of the few remaining townhouses from the seventeenth century within the Medieval Citadel is the island’s archaeology museum. Although the museum was opened in 1960 – the first public museum in Gozo, since 1986 it has been entirely dedicated to the prehistoric, classical and Medieval periods of the islands of Gozo and Comino.

With artefacts from a range of sites on both Gozo and Comino, the displays focus on such topics as religion and burial, art and technology, and food and daily life over a timespan of about 5,000 years.

Highlights include: A large, unbroken Roman glass jar dating to the 1st century AD. A somewhat bizarre sarcophagus that was made out of an amphora that was split vertically. There is also a tombstone of a Muslim girl who was buried on the island in 1174.

Facilities & Visiting the Gozo Museum of Archaeology:

entry-fee-euro open-year-round opening-hours onsite-shop toilets

The fee to enter this museum includes entry to three other attractions in the Citadel: the Folklore Museum, the Old Prison, and the Natural Science Museum.

Where is the Gozo Museum of Archaeology?

The museum is located just to the right as you enter the Medieval Citadel of Victoria.
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Further Information:

  • Check the official website for contact details, up-to-date information on prices and opening hours

Photographs of the Gozo Museum of Archaeology