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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:
+356 2145 4512
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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 wonderful historic town house

This house is bursting with treasures from 13th-15th century.It was restored and opened in 2007. We were free to visit at our leisure and had time to look at all the lovely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Beth M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This house is bursting with treasures from 13th-15th century.It was restored and opened in 2007. We were free to visit at our leisure and had time to look at all the lovely pieces. The small collections room is fascinating,

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Palazzo with lots of interesting Artifacts. Was impressed by the variety of displayed objects and how well preserved they are. A must do if you are in Mdina. Learned lots from this visit at Palazzo Falson

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Yorkshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited in February and there were very few visitors. The house itself is not particularly large but has an interesting history and there is a lovely courtyard entrance. We particularly enjoyed the armoury and kitchen displays.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

From time to time the curator at Palazzo Falson in the beautiful Madeavil city of Mdina holds mini exhibitions which are free of charge. These are held just at the side of the entrance and a great deal of thought goes into them even if they are displayed in a very small room. The latest which closes on the 27th... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Palazzo Falson museum is tucked away in the Mdina Old City. It displays the interior of a well preserved home of a wealthy 19th century Maltese man. The rooms and collection of decorative arts are interesting and well presented. An audioguide is included in the ticket price and gives a brief overview of what you see in each room. Individual... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The building alone would be worth a journey even if it wasn't set in Mdina, which is itself a "must visit" location in Malta. The pleasant surprise is that the building houses a series of collections put together by a discerning (and wealthy) man. Whether it's timepieces, paintings, armour, kitchen utensils, snuffboxes etc. etc. each collection that you see as... More 

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Fort William, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

An amazing collection of collections, The audio commentary was very informative and really brought it all to life.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the beautiful collections and experience the way of life of the Maltese nobility.

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Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the Palazzo Falson, and the visit is helped by an informative and light-hearted audio commentary which brings to life the Palazzo when it was a home. The building is lovely and contains the eclectic collection of its last owner - a veritable Cabinet of Curiosities. We particularly liked the tiles and pottery in the kitchen, the maritime... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Besides the Palazzo, which is an architectural gem, there are a lot to see in the different collections - furniture, art, coins, etc. It is worth to visit.

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