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Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

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Address: Villegaignon Street, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1191, Malta
Phone Number:
+356 2145 4512
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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An extraordinary collection of art and antiques (including paintings,...

An extraordinary collection of art and antiques (including paintings, furniture, silver, armour, jewellery, coins, etc.) displayed in one of the oldest buildings in Malta. The Collection was put together by the Palazzo’s most recent owner and resident, Captain Olof Frederick Gollcher who was an artist, philanthropist and avid collector. Opening times: Tue to Sun 10am-5pm (last visit 4pm). Facilities include audio guide, panoramic view rooftop cafe, gift shop, special needs toilet.

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well worth the visit

An amazing collection of collections, The audio commentary was very informative and really brought it all to life.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing collection of collections, The audio commentary was very informative and really brought it all to life.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to see the beautiful collections and experience the way of life of the Maltese nobility.

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Mallow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the Palazzo Falson, and the visit is helped by an informative and light-hearted audio commentary which brings to life the Palazzo when it was a home. The building is lovely and contains the eclectic collection of its last owner - a veritable Cabinet of Curiosities. We particularly liked the tiles and pottery in the kitchen, the maritime... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Besides the Palazzo, which is an architectural gem, there are a lot to see in the different collections - furniture, art, coins, etc. It is worth to visit.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it is one of the oldest houses in the old city and has a lot of history. There are no many places to visit in Mdina and so we filled our time by visiting this house. It was a relatively expensive entry fee and there was nothing much to see. You would not be missing much by just walking... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting glimpse into an old house and home to Olof Gullcher, a painter and collector. The entrance ticket includes a fairly general audio guide. I would have liked more detail. There are plenty of things to see in the Collection like armoury, silverware, jewellery and the artist's studio. Unfortunately the roof top Cafe was closed for renovation when I... More 

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Using the headphone guide and pointing it at points around the house we saw furniture, art and room settings of the highest quality.

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Thank David F
Vilamoura, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Full of very interesting and well presented art, jewellery, period furniture - well worth the visit. We enjoyed seeing the house and the exhibits, greatly.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem and a surprise. Walk round at your leisure with the commentary fed into your headphones at the touch of a button.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

If you are in Mdina this is worth a visit. It is said to be the second oldest building still in existence in Mdina and we found it interesting to see how the nobles lived a few centuries ago. Open Tue to Sunday from 10:00-17:00, closed on Mondays. Last entry at 16:00. Not all of the museum is wheel chair... More 

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