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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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Part of Heritage Malta Rabat tour

I know we were tired after a great long day but this is a pretty basic museum - I am interested in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Paul S
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Binfield, United Kingdom
Bad behaved staff, puts you off

Really bad experience, the rude bald guy at the ticket office was so confrontational to all... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
espies
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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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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This place feels old and tired, not at all interesting. It has no ac, so avoid visiting on a hot day (if you really must visit). Took us 15 min to go through everything, not worth the money you pay!

Thank DKtoAD
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The entrance looks very nice but then you experience something else. This museum doesnot meet the 21th century's expectitations. - no interaction - looks like 20 years ago - no games, no videos basically nothing Just some animals and sculptures which are exhibited. Not recommended...More

Thank Kozma T
Reviewed 17 July 2017

not expensive interested birds and other historical items of Malta recommended for a visit need a better cleaning the building

Thank nikos a
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

With rooms about local and international geology, local wildlife, and birds we learnt a lot - and enjoyed doing so! The first room about the four Malta islands was really well done, and gave an overview for our holiday. Our favourite room was the bird...More

Thank Curatorgirl
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A small, but very well laid out natural history museum of Malta with a vintage flair. Highlights include a terrific explanation of Malta’s geology and the vertebrates and sea life rooms. Admission is free if you purchase the Heritage Malta pass.

Thank JPSWashington_DC
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I bought a 30 day Heritage pass and this was one of the nearly 30 places available to visit. It's small but still worth a quick visit.

Thank Oregonjohn22
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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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