Palazzo Falson, previously known as Palazzo Cumbo-Navarra, Casa dei Castelletti or Norman House is a 13th-century medieval palace in Mdina in Malta. It was built as a family residence, and its name comes from former owners – the Falson family. It is available to the public as a house-museum, with seventeen rooms filled with historical household items and several collections of antiques.
It is the second-oldest building in Mdina, with structural modifications made mainly during renovations in the XV and XVI centuries. The architect of the original building is unknown, but the characteristic windows of the upper floor are attributed to Jacobo Dimeg. During the rule of the Order of the Joannites, the building was the seat of Philippe l’Isle Adam, the first Grand Master of Malta, during his visit to Mdina in 1530.
Since 2007, the building has been operating as the Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum and is managed by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti. There are permanent collections of the former owner of Olof Frederic Gollcher, occasionally other temporary exhibitions from private collections are organized.
The building was inscribed on the “Antiquities List of 1925”, since 1992 has the status of a 1st class monument, and is listed on the National Inventory of the Cultural Property of the Maltese Islands.
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Palazzo Falson opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 – 17.00
Last admission: 16.00.
Adult: € 10.00
Students & ISIC card holders: € 5.00
Senior citizen: € 5.00
Children (0 – 5) – no entry permitted
Children (6 – 12) – free
Free audio guide for paid tickets.
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum,
Villegaignon Street, Mdina MDN 1191,
Tel: +356 2145 4512
Official website: www.palazzofalson.com
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