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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

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Address: Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1191, Malta
Phone Number: 35621454512
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Description: An extraordinary collection of art and antiques (including paintings...
An extraordinary collection of art and antiques (including paintings, furniture, silver, armour, jewellery, coins, etc.) displayed in one of the oldest buildings in Malta. The Collection was put together by the Palazzo’s most recent owner and resident, Captain Olof Frederick Gollcher who was an artist, philanthropist and avid collector. Opening times: Tue to Sun 10am-5pm (last visit 4pm). Facilities include audio guide, panoramic view rooftop cafe, gift shop, special needs toilet.
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A wonderful historic collection with audio tour

This is one of the oldest houses in Medina dating from the Norman period and a wonderful collection of historic artifacts and a glimpse into bygone times. The audio tour is in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the oldest houses in Medina dating from the Norman period and a wonderful collection of historic artifacts and a glimpse into bygone times. The audio tour is in many languages is one of the best I haveever heard

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Even if you visit Malta only for three days, Mdina is not to be missed. And in Mdina, the Palazzo Falson will be the place that makes history alive. The impressive mansion, even more impressively restored and preserved as if the owners just went out for a short journey, invites you to fly back I to history and to become... More 

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Victoria, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the highlights of visiting Mdina. Beautifully restored, with well-arranged exhibits and lots of information. Don't miss the little cafe on the roof, with amazing views across Malta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We didn't visit the museum (something I regret now, seeing the pictures) but went for a cappuccino and chocolate cheesecake in the rooftop cafe. Highly recommendable! The views are great, whether you sit outside enjoying the countryside or inside peeking into the inner courtyard. The cheesecake was the best we ever had. Period. And the prices were reasonable. Now that's... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I liked everything about this. It is a beautiful building and houses a fascinating collection. The audio guide is very well done. Make sure you finish off by having a coffee in the roof top restaurant, which has a superb view. Definitely the highlight of my visit to Mdina.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Houses preserve memories of the daily life and this one will allow you to explore memories that had been preserved for several centuries till it was restored as a museum. The spaces are full of history either as the protagonist of events or due to their items story. The audio guide will help you discover both using a very interesting... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a hidden gem to which we probably would not have gone if it was not for our Maltese Host that strongly recommended it. We had scheduled the visit so we could have lunch on the roof. Unfortunately they were not serving as there was a private function scheduled. The creator of this eclectic collection had Swedish ancestry, so... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This lovely old building is lovingly tended by enthusiastic staff. As my husband is disabled and there is no lift (how could there be in such a building) we visited the ground floor together, ramps being put in place to enable this, and were then taken upstairs by lift (not a public one) and through the kitchen to the dining... More 

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Tiverton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Very interesting. Very well set out. The old mosiacs were wonderfully preserved. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A beautifully renovated house with an eclectic collection. Hi-tech audio tour that let's you discover everything at your own pace. Amazing rooftop cafe that was completely empty on our visit (free to enter if you don't want to pay). Since everything on Malta is very reasonable I didn't mind paying the €10 to see this.

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