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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 28, 2014

Initially we ducked into this museum as it was raining and we wanted to wait it out. It's pretty cheap and while some of the displays are a little dated, there are still interesting items and information about local nature. There is a particularly impressive...More

1  Thank Hannie303
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 19, 2011

We went to the Natural History Museum just inside the gateway of Mdina with open minds. Which was just as well as the place is ghastly. The interior looks like an Institution with lots of stairs and no lifts that I could see. Animals/reptiles were...More

2  Thank MrsDoherty
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exhibits are fine but nothing that special. Lots of dead animals and the building smells damp and musty. Wouldn't recommend as there are lots of better museums in malta.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although comparatively small , the museum houses an array of local fauna . As you would expect a large portion is dedicated to marine wildlife. Laid out over three floors there are a lot of steps. At times you can still get the impression of...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my hour here walking around looking at the exhibits. Well layed out but a lot of steps to walk to get from floor to floor

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Visited here as part of a day trip to Mdina & was worth the visit would say for price to pay of 5 euros each & what is on offer across 2 buildings and also a surprise with a bride and groom cutting the cake...More

Thank Graham L
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Excited to discover so many things that blow your mind. I hope for you to be lucky and find it open.

Thank redman5314
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Went in as my Heritage Malta tickets included this place. It has some very interesting collections from skeletons, coins, bugs and minerals. Okay place but not much I haven't seen in other places.

Thank mollyham4
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The museum is rather small, but you should pay a visit. you can understand more about Malta's islands and flora and fauna.

Thank Elena257
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Lovely museum. Within short time (one hour) You get to see one of the best mosaics and a lot of information about romans on the maltese islands. Highly recommended, if You are into history subjects.

Thank Hermann S
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

It was a small museum worth a looksie I suppose. It was included in a tour we were on so I am not sure what the ticket fee was. If it’s more than $10US it might not be worth it in my opinion.

Thank Jen2114
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

There is a great collection of minerals, very well arranged and a great variety of fossils. The collections aren't as rich as in some other museums but are authentic and most of the things there excluding the mineral collection are found in Malta.

Thank Mariana S
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Katherine P
May 12, 2016|
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Response from Leesyg39 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I don't recall seeing anything like this at the museum so I would assume that it is exhibited at the museum on Gozo. Thanks.