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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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"nature"
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"malta"
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"fascination"
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"explanation"
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lots of stuffed birds and fish, but also good information about Maltese geography and stuff like that.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Myself, partner and 10 year old son visited today. We were dropped off in Mdina just before 9am, so the fact that this was the only attraction open at 9 was a bonus as we didn't have to wait to get it. It was reasonably...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

No need to waste time here. The displays are full of dirty and displayed in an amateur way. The museum should be rethought completely.

Thank Architecture12
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We went to this museum as we purchased a 9 euro student ticket that included the natural history museum, the train tour of Mdina, the Roman domus and the catacombs. The staff were very friendly and answered all questions easily. However the museum was quite...More

Thank SorchaEB
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

It feels like a school rather than a museum but the labeling and the explanation was quite clear. There's rocks, fossil, birds, bugs etc. 3 levels to see. It's quite fascinating 👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Andy L
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

Although the insects and skeletons were interesting the rest of the exhibits looked very tired, the interior design was not fitting with the rest of Mdina and looked as though the architecture was being hid by magnolia paint. If they want to get the imagination...More

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

A 12 Euro per person combination ticket gets you into St Paul Catacombs and Domus Romana in Rabat and the Natural History Museum within the walls of Mdina. We only came here as it was included on the combination ticket and I thought the old...More

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

For all the Maltese history lovers and especially those interested in archeology, here is a place for you

Thank Ruby F
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

The National Museum of Natural History gives you a double trip back in time: In terms of the history of nature and my own history......The exhibits are very much like the ones I remember from my school days. I did learn something back in the...More

Thank Stormester
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

On 3 floors so a lot of steps. Some exhibits looking rather old but a great collection especially birds and shells also minerals on first floor in palace courtyard. Lovely building. Interested in comment on God and evolution in display and man 100 million years...More

Thank John W
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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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