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National Museum of Natural History

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OPEN MONDAY - SUNDAY from 09.00 Till 17.00Hrs (last admission at 16.30Hrs). The National Museum of Natural History, situated within the Vilhena Palace, including display areas that cover various topics such as Maltese Geology and Palaeontology...more
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Vilhena Palace | St Publius Square, Mdina, Island of Malta RBT 12, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum that presents the animals and marine life of Malta. After the exhibition, there is another entrance, and a geological exhibition of elements and minerals. You can buy a combined ticket to the museum (which is inside the old city of Mdina)...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MilaK365
Reviewed August 6, 2019

The architecture of the place is beautiful and the staff is extremely dedicated and helpful. They showed us the way in and explained what we were to see in the museum. They were also very friendly with our son. However the place is full of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Before you even enter the museum you have to be impressed by the architecture of the building and the lovely courtyard you have to cross to the entrance. Once inside there are plenty of interesting exhibits and lots of information about the fauna and flora...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Helen M
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

The natural history museum in Mdina is located just inside the city walls in a grand old building. Whilst it is only €5 to go in, I would suggest it is overpriced, the museum is quite small and no interactive features at all. The exhibits...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrPhileasF
Reviewed June 18, 2019

This is not really a must. I went inside because there was some kind of special day and entrance was for free, however, I got out very quickly. As some people mentioned, the exhbitions are quite outdated, the building from the inside feels like an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Beatriz M
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic for the price we paid, lots of information and things to see, well worth the visit. On a few levels so lots to see and combined the price with the cathedral visit so very reasonable

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

I did not visit the museum, just the building from outside because architecture is what i like. the out side design is perfect, a real art with a great designed doorway to the museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shiraziwine
Reviewed April 7, 2019

An okay collection, could be bigger and more detailed. I was under the impression not all of the exhibits were opened (displayed) because there were quite a few closed doors. Visit if you have an extra half hour to kill, but to go there specifically...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Maja I
Reviewed February 17, 2019

The displays are very old and it is clear that maintenance is lacking. It was disappointing after experiencing the beauty of Mdina. The museum seems quite out of place in that gorgeous old city. I hope that it will receive some TCL, but for now...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank imke16
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Wasn’t much to see unfortunately. The salesperson was very nice and friendly but the exposition need a little renovation. Wasn’t so interesting as we expected unfortunately.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Katherine P
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Hello, I believe it is the place with the jaws. However, we saw them on an outside balcony near the mineral section. They were lying on the floor and roped off.