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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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Description: 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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This beautifully up to date and curated museum gives you a real feeling of the collector who lived there. Fascinating and satisfying, the best of Mdina's specialist museums.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This beautifully up to date and curated museum gives you a real feeling of the collector who lived there. Fascinating and satisfying, the best of Mdina's specialist museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The palace is romantic, the rooms beautiful, the guide useful and not too long, and the terrace upstairs has amazing views and nice food.

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Especially the exhibited objects are worth while to see. They range from medieval armor and weapons to a posh, decked dinner table in a posh room and silver objects d'art. In the watch collection there is an interesting, metric pocket watch that divides the time into 10 hours, each divided into 100 minutes, as was proposed in the time of... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Paying 10 euros for watching antique furniture, paintings, silverware was not a good decision. A couple of interesting items.

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Neuilly s/Seine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Despite what my savy wife thought was a high entrance price it definitely is worth it. You not only visit an old typical maltese palace but also have a glimpse in these top end anglo saxons "connoisseurs" who used their wealth to build up interesting art collection and surrounded themselves with a unique "art de vivre". So don't go there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A superb house on one of Mdina's main streets. The artist Falson lived here in the 1920s entertaining friends and building up fascinating collections of all kinds of art objects as well as pictures. Very good commentary in each of the rooms, if a bit brief.

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

An interesting house, with a good collection. It is pricey but you get a good audio guide. We wandered around listening to the guide and then sat in the café on the roof for an hour. It was peaceful and relaxing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I enjoyed looking around the palazzo and the audio guides were interesting. Children under 12 went free but were not provided an audio guide so we had to share. This was a nice place to see with interesting items exhibited but a little over-priced in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to this house to gain an insight into what life would have been like to live in this breathtaking walled city. It was charming.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Nice medieval mansion with the interesting collection of the philanthropist Gollcher. The audio tour is top. Best place to visit in the too touristic and commercial Mdina.

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