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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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A must see when visiting Mdina

I liked everything about this. It is a beautiful building and houses a fascinating collection. The audio guide is very well done. Make sure you finish off by having a coffee in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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326 reviews 326 reviews
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175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I liked everything about this. It is a beautiful building and houses a fascinating collection. The audio guide is very well done. Make sure you finish off by having a coffee in the roof top restaurant, which has a superb view. Definitely the highlight of my visit to Mdina.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Houses preserve memories of the daily life and this one will allow you to explore memories that had been preserved for several centuries till it was restored as a museum. The spaces are full of history either as the protagonist of events or due to their items story. The audio guide will help you discover both using a very interesting... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
8 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a hidden gem to which we probably would not have gone if it was not for our Maltese Host that strongly recommended it. We had scheduled the visit so we could have lunch on the roof. Unfortunately they were not serving as there was a private function scheduled. The creator of this eclectic collection had Swedish ancestry, so... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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