Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is one of the oldest buildings still standing in Mdina, with its origins dating back to the early 13th century. Its most recent owner and resident, Captain Olof Frederick Gollcher (1889-1962), was a distinguished man who received a number of honours. He was a philanthropist and a passionate collector of objets d’art and historical items, putting together the extraordinarily rich collection of antiques now on display in this Palazzo. The collection includes Baroque paintings, antique silver, furniture, jewellery, oriental rugs, arms and armour, as well as a remarkable library containing over 4,500 books and some highly valuable manuscripts.
A roof-top café enjoying sweeping views of the island and a gift shop which stocks museum related publications, books on Maltese art and history together with high-quality giftware, complements this Museum. Several events, workshops and lectures as well as an annual temporary exhibition are held throughout the year.
Wheelchair access to ground floor area only.
The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 5pm (last entries at 4pm). It is closed on Mondays.