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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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Malta through out amazing lovely weather, people and food with great clear sandy beaches it's makes ur traveling unforgettable.... and now I am travelling again this coming 16teen... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Malta through out amazing lovely weather, people and food with great clear sandy beaches it's makes ur traveling unforgettable.... and now I am travelling again this coming 16teen April lol

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This old house is set in the old city of Mdina, Gozo.part of the building goes back to the 13th century. From the brief history is was a place where the Nobles lived. Then the house was bought by Capt Gollcher OBE and the collections on display are from his time.

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Valletta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A gentleman's former residence housing a varied collection of the owner multiple interests. A truly small gem of a place.

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Naxxar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was there for the Watch Exhibition and a literary salon. The Palazzo is just perfect for these kinds of things. Nice rooftop cafeteria too :) Don't miss it.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is both beautiful and interesting. Quite well explained too. Audioguided. Can't take pictures.

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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the residence of a man called Golcher, who was of Swedish and Maltese extraction. He was an avid (to put it mildly) collector - everything from oriental oddities to silverware and china. Not one inch of wall is uncovered by paintings. There is also a studio where he painted his own. What is most fascinating about the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Palazzo Falson is in the old capital of the island Imdina,which is easily reached by bus. The house is built in an old Maltese way, were 1st you come to a court yard and the rooms around. It was owned by many Nobile families until finely by a German sea captain took possession of it. His hobby was collecting various... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second oldest building in Mdina, a house full of amazing objects. There is a taped guide which was really useful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

During our time in Malta, we had the opportunity to tour several of the historic houses and this was our favorite by far. There were many small treasures well displayed and the audio guide is very descriptive. Touring this house, you can actually imagine what life might have been like back in history.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Mdina, the Silent City still has many privately owned and inhabited Palazzos, some of which are not accessible by the general public, but the Palazzo Falson is. We have visited before, but an advert on the Air Malta magazine advised us of the free admission to the most beautiful and fascinating exhibition of time pieces, and therefore reminded us to... More 

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