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National Museum of Natural History

Vilhena Palace | St Publius Square, Mdina, Island of Malta RBT 12, Malta
+356 2145 5951
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Malta Shore Excursion: Private tour of Valletta and Mdina
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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, exotic mammals, marine fauna, insects, shells and birds and other topics like human evolution.
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  • Average39%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
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Vilhena Palace | St Publius Square, Mdina, Island of Malta RBT 12, Malta
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"bird room"
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"flora and fauna"
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"maltese islands"
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"learn something"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"other attractions"
in 3 reviews
"grand master"
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"beautiful building"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"specimens"
in 8 reviews
"birds"
in 23 reviews
"collection"
in 15 reviews
"mineral"
in 7 reviews
"dinosaur"
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"malta"
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"fascination"
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"nature"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When you consider that Malta is smaller than the Isle of Wight, and half the area size of New York City, the notion that this is a "national" level museum is put into context. This is a local museum which with limited resources is putting...More

Thank RunningSteve
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ' Natural history museum' cost 12 euros that was for an adult and two teens ( students). There wasn't a lot to see, birds mostly, skeletons, molluscs, stones, crabs. I'm glad it wasn't expensive. There is always a man with his horse and cart...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is housed in a nice old building which arguably makes it unsuitable to house the displays because of the small rooms, narrow stairs and passageways particularly for those less mobile. On one side of the building courtyard there are notably geology, stuffed bird...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

The building and its history were impressive. The actual museum was not. Had I not been able to use my Malta Heritage Pass, I would have felt I did not get my monies worth. Additional renovation should occur on the building and apparently worked in...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is the worst thing we have seen on the island. really, Don't bother. It looks like it's designed for school children, and would be very good for them.

Thank gizzie121
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

After spending a day at the Museum of Anthropology( which we adored) we were very disappointed in this much smaller and worn collection.

Thank annsC4781YP
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

A huge place to wander around and read about the flora and fauna of Malta. Fantastic preserved specimens.

Thank Anna1964_13
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The museum has clearly an educational purpose, with lots of stuffed animals and some skeletons, as well as minerals. The information is rather basic, and it seems to be mostly for schoolgroups getting guided tours.

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I know we were tired after a great long day but this is a pretty basic museum - I am interested in birds but the stuffed ones was a bit sad and some were there having only visited the island once - basic

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Really bad experience, the rude bald guy at the ticket office was so confrontational to all visitors that we decided not to enter.

Thank espies
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Katherine P
12 May 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.
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