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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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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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Great Collections

This old palace houses great collections and gives a good idea of what the great houses were like in their hayday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike S
Brecon, United Kingdom
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This old palace houses great collections and gives a good idea of what the great houses were like in their hayday.

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting this museum. A beautiful house with some very interesting collections and displays. The audio guide was informative and guided you through the house. The museum also has a lovely rooftop cafe with nice food and views over Mdina and the Cathedral dome. A very enjoyable visit.

1 Thank Kazzi56
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the opportunity to visit today as a volunteer. Loved the place, which is so well maintained and really well organized... Touring the place is so easy with the system they have... The staff were very welcoming and the cafeteria at the rooftop is very nice as well... Keep it up...

1 Thank Alexander G
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see a beautifully preserved medieval mansion, this is the place. Prior owner left lots of collections of various items which are also on view. Roof-top cafe is a nice place to have a light lunch - can sit indoors or outdoors.

1 Thank barbara361
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161 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps if you're weighing up the myriad sights in Mdina then palazzo falson is arguably more interesting than say the cathedral museum or the history museum. This place gives you a real insight as to how the Maltese gentry lived in the early 1900's, it also affords some wonderful views from the rooftop cafe if you have time!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard about this "museum" on Trip advisor and definitely were not disappointed. Entrance is 10euro, which is expensive, but comes with an audio tour. This is the house of a gentleman who purchased the property in the 1920s (they never fully explain the history of the house) but the tour goes through the house and explains some of the history... More 

Thank Ryan A
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is great, you feel as if the owner is really speaking to you. Very clear headset, be sure to click on things in the rooms for more information as well as entering the rooms.

Thank Jan0405
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

An absolutely fascinating museum, full of eclectic items collected by one man.We arrived on a Monday only to find that doesn't open on that day but the brochure we had made no mention of this. One of the curators took pity on us and gave us a private tour and refused to charge us. It is a glorious hotchpotch of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very helpful when we arrived. Even a locker to put your belongings away in whilst touring the museum. A nice touch. The tour was very interesting and included headphones so could do the rooms at our own pace. The cafe at the top had a great view too. Probably not for youngsters but had a lot of history and personal... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We visited this Museum in Mdina and we were amazed with it . We spent an hour and half there . I would have loved to have taken pictures but were not allowed. The staff were friendly. Well worth a visit.

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