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Address: Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1191, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2145 4512
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful collection - one man's life work in lovely house.

Using the headphone guide and pointing it at points around the house we saw furniture, art and room settings of the highest quality.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Using the headphone guide and pointing it at points around the house we saw furniture, art and room settings of the highest quality.

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Vilamoura, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full of very interesting and well presented art, jewellery, period furniture - well worth the visit. We enjoyed seeing the house and the exhibits, greatly.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem and a surprise. Walk round at your leisure with the commentary fed into your headphones at the touch of a button.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Mdina this is worth a visit. It is said to be the second oldest building still in existence in Mdina and we found it interesting to see how the nobles lived a few centuries ago. Open Tue to Sunday from 10:00-17:00, closed on Mondays. Last entry at 16:00. Not all of the museum is wheel chair... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A brief visit before exploring the Cathedral in Mdina, so maybe we whistle-stopped it a little. As others have said, some rooms are fascinating, others less so. Great collection of silver perfume bottles in one. The paintings are distinctly mixed in quality. The positive is a good audio guide system, briefer and more to the point than many others. Worth... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The collections on display are not all equally interesting, but there are some beautiful objects. The audio guide is so and so, notwithstanding the cool technology (based on pointing your laser as you go around the rooms). The terrace at the top is a great place to have lunch or a coffee with a view on the cathedral.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

This hidden gem is a lovely break from hot sun and fortresses. See the home and private collections of a nobleman : silver, weapons, jewellery, rugs, glass ware including little glass bottles for smelling salts, paintings etc A good audio guide comes with the ticket, just point it at a particular painting and it will tell you about it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The palazzo has been restored to absolute and complete perfection it was a real highlight of our trip to mdina. A must when in mdina.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Worth dodging the Mdina crowds to explore this charming historic house full of interesting rooms and collections. Lovely courtyard and small cafe on top floor with great views. Audio guide is excellent and makes viewing easy and interesting.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

During our walk around Mdina we came across this little museum and decided to give it a try. Its entrance is through a pretty little courtyard garden and leads into a number of rooms on two floors. Each room is either a recreation of how it was when used by the owner at the time or is given over to... More 

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