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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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Reviewed 12 February 2017

My initial impression, based on the posters in the entrance corridor, was that this was a bit technical - summaries of academic papers on the wall. But it got better, with some galleries more modern than others. The room displaying information about the smaller Maltese...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The museum is set in a beautiful baroque palace that wows on entry. The museum itself is quite small but has some brilliant collections of specimens - I particularly enjoyed the room with all the birds and the skeletons. However I think the surroundings could...More

Thank VanillaMochi
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I visited this fantastic museum for the first time in May 2016 and I was not disappointed. Over the years I have seen different set ups in various places at showing the natural history of a place and this one is the best I have...More

Thank Harry A
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Housed in Palazzo Vilhena, a Baroque palace rebuilt in 1726 by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, the National Natural History Museum is worth a quick visit. It has some good exhibits as seen in some of the photos here. The museum is included in...More

Thank ShaunH290
Reviewed 10 November 2016

as in Mdina thought I may as well go in here and so glad I did set in a beautiful Palace at the entrants place and nobody else in there!! had it to myself 3 floors full of amazing creatures and pictures even though every...More

Thank BarcelonamadLizzie
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Kids enjoyed it a lot. Skeletons of fish, dinosours. Its quite a big museum but its airy and filled with natural light. Took us about 1 hr 30 mins, but the children were hooked.

Thank joanbugeja72
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It is not so special, but you can see local animals, bugs and plants of Malta. It is okay for spending half an hour.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Got a ticket here as part of a deal with 3 other attractions so it was good value. It is quite an old fashioned sort of museum, but was just what I expected from a natural history museum. They have some lovely collections; I particularly...More

Thank Lucy A
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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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.