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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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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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  • Average38%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible8%
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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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"baroque palace"
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"flora and fauna"
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"maltese islands"
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"grand master"
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"large collection"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"birds"
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"specimens"
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

This museum covers a very broad scope but somehow it just doesn't work for me. It's very reminiscent of how museums were in the UK in the 1960s. There are a few up to date displays but it gives the impression that whoever is in...More

Thank Digr
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Lovely building housing a quirky collection. The geology section is very interesting - explains the origins of Maltas landscape.

Thank LancashireGlasshouse
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

We visited this museum because we had a triple-site tickets (Domus Romana, St Paul's catacombs and this place). There are lots of objects to see and the background science is substantial; but the poor and amateurish signing spoils the presentation. Beware also that there are...More

Thank HJPinBeds
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

Interesting walk round over the history of the island's flora and fauna, if time is tight during your visit to the country opt for the one in Republic Street Valetta rather than this, but both give a good base for instructional learning

Thank BarryRathbone
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

I've visited this museum several times over the years and have enjoyed every visit. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank travopin
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

The museum is in one wing of the Vilhena Palace, just inside the main gate of Mdina. The entrance fee includes admission to two other nearby sites: The Roman House and St.Paul's Catacombs, in Rabat - just outside the walls of Mdina. Before the Natural...More

Thank tourmanagerSussex_UK
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Avid fan of natural history but found this museum to be a waste of time. 5euro seems a lot for such a small place. This museum needs a compete overhaul and much more exhibits.

Thank Tony L
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

This is being updated currently, and so it is rather tired looking - just lots of stuffed animals looking rather sorry for themselves. Gift shop is ok (and this is free to access). We would not have paid to get in - we accessed it...More

Thank Historrygrrrl
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

I liked everything about it but I especially liked the giant octopus and the moonstone rock brought back by Appollo 11.

Thank Wiggles2010
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

I'm not really into natural history and found the geology section the most interesting part of the museum. The bald displays of butterflies, fish, stuffed birds, etc all seems a bit old-fashioned now.

Thank MrPokey
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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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