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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Address: Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1191, Malta
Phone Number: 35621454512
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Mdina
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A small cafe on the rooftops - the Gent on reception has to check if they have enough room for you - but sandwiches freshly prepared and served by a delightful young lady very helpful - with lovely salad and crisps - under 11 Euros for the two of us including drinks

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Brussels
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15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When in Malta visiting Mdina, don't miss out on the Palazzo Falson. A wonderful place to visit and also don't forget to get a coffee and some excellent cake on the peaceful terrace upstairs: to be recommended.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was better than the museums in Valletta. The hand held sets were ingenious. We had to take refuge in the cafe on the top floor due to a huge thunderstorm. The view was exciting due to the thunder/lighting and being to view a huge panorama of Malta itself. Worth going again but hopefully on a sunny day the next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A lovely house full of various and interesting collections. The 'magic wand' commentary is excellent! The staff are very pleasant and helpful. Would go again!

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We paid our 5 euro each over 60s concession fee and received a comfortable headset attached to a press button hand held switch tube that you pointed it's laser beam to the numbered disc in each room or next to each exhibit. If needed, you could repeat the audio message by pointing a second time. This is the best audio... More

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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This charming home has retained many of its old features and the inner courtyard is lovely. Small entrance fee makes this place a must in Mdina and it would only take you 40 minutes to walk slowly through each room gazing at the various objects on display.Don't forget the cafe on the roof top as it offers great views of... More

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