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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

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Address: Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1191, 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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A little gem but very special

We decided to visit this museum just by chance (cathedral was closed and was the only thing opened) but it was quite a discovery. It was full of different pieces of art, nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Salamanca, España
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Salamanca, España
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to visit this museum just by chance (cathedral was closed and was the only thing opened) but it was quite a discovery. It was full of different pieces of art, nice stories regarding his owner (an art collector) and the courtyard is also nice. However, it is very eclectic and difficult to make a real idea of how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of Mdina, the wonderful Palazzo Falson is brimming with antique collections of all kind and age period, including armour, paintings, and furniture amongst many others. It is accompanied by an excellent and informative audio tour where you are given a remote along with the headphones and you point the remote at various designated points situated in... More 

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Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 'must see' if you are in Mdina. The entrance looks just like a museum with a plaque on the wall but go inside and 'wow' what a wonderful place. We have visited Mdina on many occasions but never been in here before. It was truly worth the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the heart of Mdina, this is a true treasure. A wonderfully historic house bought to life by an excellent audio tour ( you point the device at the various number buttons an click.). If you get to Mdina, definitely go.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place with so much artifacts from around the world, also very good audio guide. The small garden is also nice.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My girlfriend and I visited this place in June 2016. The museum is full of all manner of interesting and varied antiques, including silver ware, jewellery, navy paintings, books... the list goes on! The audio guide is actually worth getting, informative and succinct it gives you the important information and points out the objects of note in each room. The... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Fascinating collection of all sorts of "stuff" in a beautiful setting. The previous owner who donated this house was obviously a man of very wide interests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

A fascinating insight into private collecting - other reviews have detailed some of what you can see here, so I won't repeat that, other than to say that these range from pratical antique kitchen items to oriental rugs, some of the items very unusual. The house is presented in an attractive, informative way, with a helpful audio guide included in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

How very fortunate to be able to meander through this historic home that is filled with antiques and treasures with a glimpse into a lifestyle from the past. The home is cozy and elegant at the same time, probably due to the small size of the rooms.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Palazzo Falson is like going into a real home. Everything is very well presented and you feel that people still could be living there. You get close to see the artifacts, furniture and paintings, not like many other museums that have a thick, red rope at about 10 meters from what you want to have a look at. A real... More 

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