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“Well worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN1191, Malta
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.
Ashford, United Kingdom
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“Well worth a visit”
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 room (exquisite) and in to the other rooms. Everyone was just so kind and helpful and this is one of those not to be missed places to visit

Visited December 2014
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Tiverton, England, United Kingdom
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“Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum”
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.

Visited October 2014
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“One of the most interesting museums in Malta”
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.

Visited November 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“hidden gem in Mdina”
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.

Visited November 2014
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“Excellent. Some lovely displays.”
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 just repoint and click to listen again. Some lovely displays and no rush to walk around. Staff were very helpful and eager to answer any questions, or to point things out. Really quite peaceful in there. Didn't have time to visit the cafe though. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2014
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