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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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North Shields, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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64 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Rottingdean, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Found reference to this in the Air Malta brochure. It is more of a small stately home with interesting curios in it than a museum. My husband is not a museum lover as such but really enjoyed this visit. The audio guide system was excellent very easy to use and interactive in every room. The rooftop cafe was a disappointment... More

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haifa israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very interesting rich with history nice paintures dishware furnitures knights arms etc. Very nice cofee restaurant on the roof for relaxingmn

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Geneva, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We didn't visit the museum, but went on the terrace to have a coffee. The terrace itself is just acceptable (and the view not as good as expected), the cafeteria (in fact, there is no service, and the bar is just cheap, and the cappuccino (which is not cheap), is made from capsules using a plastic Lavazza machine. We left... More

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