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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1191, Malta
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Mdina
Type: Museums, History Museums, Historic Sites
Owner description: An extraordinary collection of art and antiques (including paintings, furniture, silver, armour, jewellery, coins, etc.) displayed in one of the... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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london
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194 reviews 194 reviews
48 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Palazzo Falson is a stunning old home that has been beautifully restored. Standing in the courtyard is delightful and all the rooms off it tell the story of the most interesting life of Olof Gollcher who was the last owner and whose varied collections and artworks are beautifully exhibited

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a very enjoyable little museum to visit. The only down-side is the lack of detailed information provided by the audio-guide and the signs etc. However, I'm sure we could have bought a more detailed overview. They have secure lockers if you want to leave your bag and a roof-top cafe and the works of art are really worth... More

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Swieqi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Palazzo Falson is a beautiful building that also offers lovely views from the terrace up top, where a small conference room (suitable for some 20 ppl classroom style) and a little cafe are located. The administrative and catering staff are warm and welcoming. They are accommodating and offer service with a genuine smile. It's a good venue for a small... More

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Visited initially because we had read about a very rare French ten-hour pocket watch, from the time of the French Revolution; there are only three watches like this in the World. However it was a very worthwhile visit on many levels. The admission price includes an audio-guide. There is a splendid display of silver including silver galleons which carried cutlery... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a delightful historic house set up as a museum and exhibiting the collection of its last owner, a cultured collector and public servant called Captain Olof Frederick Gollcher who died in 1962 - though the house did not open to the public until 2002. Rooms are arranged on two floors around a courtyard with a fountain and each... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Enjoyed my visit here learning about the various artefacts displayed in the house. Would recommend to go and listen to all the audio commentary.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Interesting house and collections. Good audio guide. An insight into daily life, and an impressive library. Nice to know about the former owner.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Interesting villa and collection of old items, some ancient, some modern. Don't expect anything of the quality of the Frick, Wallace or Benaki collections from New York, London and Athens respectively. But, nonetheless it's still a very interesting place and worth visiting and having a poke around. The quality of the restoration is good. Two comments. At 10 euros each... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Don't miss Palazzo Falson, its limestone structure is beautiful, and the collection it contains just amazing. The ticket includes an audio guide with very easy and quite amusing comments. And don't miss a visit to the café on the top floor with its terrace overlooking Mdina! The museum and café personnel are particularly nice and helpful. We loved it!

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A lovely house museum - easy to go through in heat, really easy to use audio guide, lovely inner court. Excellently put up.

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