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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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Interesting museum with cafe on roof

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... read more

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

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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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A little bit of everything in this varied collection. Informative audioguide. Our favourite attraction in Mdina.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Frankly, we liked the museum but we had seen a similar one in Valetta before. The real revelation was the rooftop cafe, which offers great views towards Valetta and the Mdina Cathedral, as well as friendly service, a selection of coffees and fresh pastry. Free wifi too. You can ask to go to the cafe directly without paying the museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the oldest houses in Medina dating from the Norman period and a wonderful collection of historic artifacts and a glimpse into bygone times. The audio tour is in many languages is one of the best I haveever heard

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Even if you visit Malta only for three days, Mdina is not to be missed. And in Mdina, the Palazzo Falson will be the place that makes history alive. The impressive mansion, even more impressively restored and preserved as if the owners just went out for a short journey, invites you to fly back I to history and to become... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

One of the highlights of visiting Mdina. Beautifully restored, with well-arranged exhibits and lots of information. Don't miss the little cafe on the roof, with amazing views across Malta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We didn't visit the museum (something I regret now, seeing the pictures) but went for a cappuccino and chocolate cheesecake in the rooftop cafe. Highly recommendable! The views are great, whether you sit outside enjoying the countryside or inside peeking into the inner courtyard. The cheesecake was the best we ever had. Period. And the prices were reasonable. Now that's... More 

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