Michelangelo Foundation Homo Faber Event Guide
   Newsletter
Explore Discover Visit Experience About
©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

  • Mdina, Malta
  • Museum
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum Mdina
Contact
Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 - 16:00
Phone:
+356 21454512
©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
Tickets: Adults 10 euros, students and seniors 5 euros, children 6-12 go free

Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is a medieval palace in the centre of Mdina, a fortified city in Malta and the capital city until the Middle Ages. The palazzo was the former home of Capt. Olof Frederick Gollcher OBE (1889-1962), who was the heir of a prosperous shipping merchant of Swedish descent and who spent his life collecting historical crafted objects. He was also an artist, a keen researcher and a philanthropist, and together with his wife Nella, they spent many happy years in their Mdina home. After Gollchers’ death in 1962, the house and its contents passed into the hands of The Captain O. F. Gollcher OBE Art and Archaeological Foundation. In 2001, this Foundation affiliated with the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, the Maltese Heritage Foundation, which proceeded to restore the palazzo and all its contents to their former glory.

©Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Olof’s extensive collection which grace this home include a variety of paintings, silverware, furniture, jewellery, oriental rugs and armour from across the world, as well as a remarkable library containing over 4,500 books and some highly valuable manuscripts – all are found within the walls of this 800-year-old palazzo. Here you will also find several historical items of note, such as a French Revolution fob watch that had been crafted by Robert Robin in 1791 reflecting the decimal time system.

You may also visit

You may also like

Download the app

Find all the Homo Faber Guide content at hand, save, like and much more!