The National Museum of Archaeology currently hosts the Neolithic Period permanent display in a chronological manner, from the first settlers on the islands (5200BC) up to the end of the Temple Period (ca 2500 BC).
Work is currently underway to open five halls on the upper floor to host the Bronze Age, Phoenician, Punic, Roman and Byzantine period permanent exhibition. When this work is ready, the National Museum of Archaeology will be serving as a catalyst to all the Archaeological sites in Malta and Gozo and it will also act as an information hub to promote these sites. Accessibility, both physical and intellectual, is being addressed since it will appeal to a larger audience and hence promote more cultural awareness and improve visitor attendance. The new display will also have interactive elements in order to attract a wider audience and an activity room with hands on activities for the children.