Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The 13th century palazzo, set in the heart of the medieval city of Mdina, was the home of Captain Olof Frederick Gollcher OBE (1889-1962). Olof was an artist, soldier, collector and philanthropist. The Gollchers were Swedish ship owners and traders, who came to Malta in 1848. Olof Gollcher bought the palazzo with his mother in 1927 and he made the house his home until he died in 1962. The Olof Gollcher Collection comprises artefacts originating from European and Mediterranean countries, between the 15th and 20th centuries, including furniture, arms, armour, jewellery, coins, paintings, fans, rugs, documents, manuscripts, silver and glass. Please check our website for our opening hours. The museum will be closed from Monday 8th April till Saturday 13th April 2024 (both days included). Facilities include: Audio guided tours in the following languages: Maltese, English, Italian, French, German and Spanish, panoramic view rooftop cafe and special needs toilet.
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  • andrewnb
    Rye, United Kingdom353 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting restored 13th century house, well worth a visit
    A lovely house with an interesting history and furnishings. Very good audioguide, interspersing the room commentary with quotes from its owner and restorer, Olaf Gollcher. Some exquisite items including a Napoleonic era watch with an unusual dial; I shall say no more, go see for yourself!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 October 2023
  • Serena C
    Cheshire, United Kingdom881 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    An insight into how the wealthy lived!
    A very pretty private house/museum in Mdina. Pretty old as it dates back to the 13th century. There are kitchens to visit, a lovely courtyard, and all the rooms you would expect of the landed gentry! Lots of different things on display - silver, jewellery, furniture, rugs, paintings and thousands of books. You can wander at your leisure.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Lisa B
    United Kingdom6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating place to visit, very enjoyable
    A really lovely experience. The house is charming and historically fascinating. The audio guide was great. The rooms are really interesting and it is like stepping back in time. It’s very different from the normal museum experience, much richer and real. The staff were very helpful.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 November 2023
  • bettiBelfast
    49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting beautiful house with lovely rooftop cafe
    My family all enjoyed our visit to this beautiful house. It was lovely to escape the crowds of Mdina and spend an hour exploring the rooms here. We also enjoyed coffee and cake in the rooftop cafe, which had stunning views.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 April 2024
  • CAAbcfc
    Zurich, Switzerland282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's actually quite good
    Historic houses are historic houses and each one has a story to tell. With about 16 rooms and an audio guide, it's pitched just about right for this reviewer! 45 minutes is enough time and the exhibits are interesting and fit well. Limited numbers are allowed in to avoid overcrowding and a short wait seems fairly normal. The cashier did seem a little laboured in processing us though and surprisingly no literature - not even a short pamphlet - was handed over.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2024
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Yvonne O
The Netherlands625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Stunning, worth a visit just for the collections of silver and curiosa. The building is absolutely beautiful. Lovely cafe on rooftop.
Written 24 May 2024
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CAAbcfc
Zurich, Switzerland282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Historic houses are historic houses and each one has a story to tell. With about 16 rooms and an audio guide, it's pitched just about right for this reviewer! 45 minutes is enough time and the exhibits are interesting and fit well. Limited numbers are allowed in to avoid overcrowding and a short wait seems fairly normal. The cashier did seem a little laboured in processing us though and surprisingly no literature - not even a short pamphlet - was handed over.
Written 15 May 2024
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bettiBelfast
Belfast49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My family all enjoyed our visit to this beautiful house. It was lovely to escape the crowds of Mdina and spend an hour exploring the rooms here. We also enjoyed coffee and cake in the rooftop cafe, which had stunning views.
Written 6 April 2024
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Lisa B
United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A really lovely experience. The house is charming and historically fascinating. The audio guide was great. The rooms are really interesting and it is like stepping back in time. It’s very different from the normal museum experience, much richer and real. The staff were very helpful.
Written 22 November 2023
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK881 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A very pretty private house/museum in Mdina. Pretty old as it dates back to the 13th century. There are kitchens to visit, a lovely courtyard, and all the rooms you would expect of the landed gentry! Lots of different things on display - silver, jewellery, furniture, rugs, paintings and thousands of books. You can wander at your leisure.
Written 7 November 2023
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andrewnb
Rye, UK353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A lovely house with an interesting history and furnishings. Very good audioguide, interspersing the room commentary with quotes from its owner and restorer, Olaf Gollcher. Some exquisite items including a Napoleonic era watch with an unusual dial; I shall say no more, go see for yourself!
Written 5 October 2023
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Compass06617376520
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A real gem in the heart of Mdina! The building is extremely well-kept. What an interesting place! Absolutely recommended while visiting Mdina.
Written 7 July 2023
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Nata A
Fribourg, Switzerland2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great museum! Not to miss in Mdina, well maintained and nice exhibition with audioguide! An example of Mdina private house which usually is not possible to see. 🤗
Written 28 June 2023
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Moniaits
London, UK1,656 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It’s more about collections than anything else. Personally I don’t find old guns, silver, China, pottery and carpets very interesting. Still it’s worthwhile a visit if you have the time - skip it if you’re pressed for time b
Written 26 May 2023
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Jane BL
Kent, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Interesting house. An audio guide included in the price added to the experience. Interesting displays and art in rooms around a courtyard. Super rooftop cafe was a welcome find. A “bee friendly” garden on the roof too!
Written 28 February 2023
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