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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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Boring and hot

This place feels old and tired, not at all interesting. It has no ac, so avoid visiting on a hot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DKtoAD
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Abu Dhabi
Old school - unmaintaned - not recommended

The entrance looks very nice but then you experience something else. This museum doesnot meet the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kozma T
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Budapest, Hungary
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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 good17%
  • Average40%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible8%
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Vilhena Palace | St Publius Square, Mdina, Island of Malta RBT 12, Malta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place feels old and tired, not at all interesting. It has no ac, so avoid visiting on a hot day (if you really must visit). Took us 15 min to go through everything, not worth the money you pay!

Thank DKtoAD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance looks very nice but then you experience something else. This museum doesnot meet the 21th century's expectitations. - no interaction - looks like 20 years ago - no games, no videos basically nothing Just some animals and sculptures which are exhibited. Not recommended...More

Thank Kozma T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not expensive interested birds and other historical items of Malta recommended for a visit need a better cleaning the building

Thank nikos a
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

With rooms about local and international geology, local wildlife, and birds we learnt a lot - and enjoyed doing so! The first room about the four Malta islands was really well done, and gave an overview for our holiday. Our favourite room was the bird...More

Thank Curatorgirl
Reviewed 20 June 2017

A small, but very well laid out natural history museum of Malta with a vintage flair. Highlights include a terrific explanation of Malta’s geology and the vertebrates and sea life rooms. Admission is free if you purchase the Heritage Malta pass.

Thank JPSWashington_DC
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I bought a 30 day Heritage pass and this was one of the nearly 30 places available to visit. It's small but still worth a quick visit.

Thank Oregonjohn22
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Started my full day in Mdina and Rabat here. Even if natural history is not your cup of tea, the building itself is worth a visit. Entrance included with Malta Heritage Pass otherwise 5 euros. This is the Palazzo Vilhena built by the Grand Master...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We went because it was part of a ticket we bought which included St. Pauls Catacombs and The Roman Domicile. Disappointing as it reminded me of museums in the 1970's. We were literally the only people in this museum

Thank Badfeeling2015
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Very basic museum. We bought a ticket that let us into 4 attractions so offered ok value for money. Very small and not a great deal to see. Building isn't accessible as just stairs.

Thank 2Travel4Explore
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Information and exhibits contained within are interesting but limited. Some exhibits need an update whilst others are going through the process. I wish I could recommend here but there are other places which would be a wiser use of money.

Thank Forensirob
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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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