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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 29 March 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 19 December 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 29 January 2018

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

Thank GlobalTraveller1971
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 860gregd
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
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 ann s
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Museum of Natural History is of the traditional type. I understand that this is not to everyone's taste but it most certainly is to mine. It is not an easy building to manoeuvre, laid out as it is on a number of floors with...More

Thank PatMurff
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Very interesting to look around and a lot of information about the natural history of Malta. The museum didn't seem to have much access for the disabled as there are a lot of stairs. Feel that it could be updated a little as the rooms...More

Thank j0kate
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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.