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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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Melbourne, Australia
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172 reviews 172 reviews
64 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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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
61 helpful votes 61 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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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Saltaire, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Palazzo Falson Museum in Mdina was originally a Norman House that has been extended and renovated over the years. Crammed full of ecletic works in a Victorian 'cabinet of curiosities' style it compares well to other houses of the same ilk such as Preston Manor in Brighton and Cliffe Castle in Keighley, Britain. There is also a tea room on... More

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Bordon Hants
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Cannot understand how we had this place to ourselves as it was perhaps my favourite place on Malta!!!.The home of a fascinating polymath..full of his collection of lovely things..lots to look at and admire..I loved the miniatures,his studio and library..in fact even the roof terrace was perfect with a nice cafe and lovely views over the Mdina rooftops.Could have stayed... More

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Vienna, Austria
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

M'dina is a must see when coming to Malta and so is Palazzo Falson. The audio guide is very interestingly done that even kids will not get bored. There is additional info you can listen to if you choose and it lets you set your own pace. On a busy day it could get crowded as the rooms are small,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A great little Palazzo in Mdina. Having missed seeing Palazzo Falson on our last visit to Malta (we went on a Monday when it is closed) we really wanted to see it this time. The Palazzo was filled with treasures but restrained too by it's size, which meant you could appreciate them more. The audio guide was great, although in... More

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