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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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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average37%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
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Vilhena Palace | St Publius Square, Mdina, Island of Malta RBT 12, Malta
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+356 2145 5951
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"bird room"
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"baroque palace"
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"flora and fauna"
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"maltese islands"
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"learn something"
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"large collection"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"grand master"
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"other attractions"
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"beautiful building"
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"well worth the visit"
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"birds"
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"specimens"
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"nature"
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"malta"
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"fascination"
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"explanation"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits are housed in the Vilhena Palace which was rebuilt in 1726 for The Grand Master Vilhena and was also later used in the 19th and early 20th century as a hospital. The entrance fee is 5 Euros for an adult. The exhibits were...More

Thank zubenel57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit if you love nature although there are a lot of stuffed birds here. This place was opened by Edward the seventh in 1909. Lots of steps to the rooms displaying the different exhibits. Popular with school visits. A combined...More

Thank ABEONAS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building containing the exhibits requires a fair bit of maintenance but the courtyard and the exhibits them selves are excellent. If you like Natural History then this is a must see.

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

For any museum and nature lover, just as you enter from the Mdina gates to your right you will see an imposing palatial building. The building was originally a French Baroque palace built in the 15th century known as the Vilhena Palace ! It has...More

Thank SanjayBijlani
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

When you consider that Malta is smaller than the Isle of Wight, and half the area size of New York City, the notion that this is a "national" level museum is put into context. This is a local museum which with limited resources is putting...More

Thank RunningSteve
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The ' Natural history museum' cost 12 euros that was for an adult and two teens ( students). There wasn't a lot to see, birds mostly, skeletons, molluscs, stones, crabs. I'm glad it wasn't expensive. There is always a man with his horse and cart...More

Thank Karen D
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

The museum is housed in a nice old building which arguably makes it unsuitable to house the displays because of the small rooms, narrow stairs and passageways particularly for those less mobile. On one side of the building courtyard there are notably geology, stuffed bird...More

Thank GlobalTraveller1971
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

The building and its history were impressive. The actual museum was not. Had I not been able to use my Malta Heritage Pass, I would have felt I did not get my monies worth. Additional renovation should occur on the building and apparently worked in...More

Thank Greg D
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is the worst thing we have seen on the island. really, Don't bother. It looks like it's designed for school children, and would be very good for them.

Thank gizzie121
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

After spending a day at the Museum of Anthropology( which we adored) we were very disappointed in this much smaller and worn collection.

Thank annsC4781YP
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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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