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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Address: Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1191, Malta
Phone Number: 35621454512
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Mdina
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: An extraordinary collection of art and antiques (including paintings, furniture, silver, armour...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A very beautiful and interesting historic house inside the old capital. The audio tour was fantastic - easy to use, with lots supplementary material to listen to, or skip, as suited.

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We actually managed to walk past this several times, despite looking for it! €10 entrance fee which includes a headset. You point the handheld control at a sensor and it tells you all about the room. Then various exhibits also have sensors so there's extra information on them. Very easy to use and if you miss a bit you can... More 

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northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Great audio guide gives interesting information as you walk round the rooms. Beautifully restored, helpful staff. Closed Monday's. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sliema, Malta
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was really worried about booking our wedding in Mdina. It's a busy bustling kind of place, and of course, there are tourists wanting to see every corner of this historic city. So imagine how relaxed I felt when the staff at Palazzo Falson assured me that they'd take care of everything and that no job was too small for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A small cafe on the rooftops - the Gent on reception has to check if they have enough room for you - but sandwiches freshly prepared and served by a delightful young lady very helpful - with lovely salad and crisps - under 11 Euros for the two of us including drinks

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Brussels
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When in Malta visiting Mdina, don't miss out on the Palazzo Falson. A wonderful place to visit and also don't forget to get a coffee and some excellent cake on the peaceful terrace upstairs: to be recommended.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was better than the museums in Valletta. The hand held sets were ingenious. We had to take refuge in the cafe on the top floor due to a huge thunderstorm. The view was exciting due to the thunder/lighting and being to view a huge panorama of Malta itself. Worth going again but hopefully on a sunny day the next... More 

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