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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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Vilhena Palace | St Publius Square, Mdina, Island of Malta RBT 12, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A huge place to wander around and read about the flora and fauna of Malta. Fantastic preserved specimens.

Thank Anna1964_13
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The museum has clearly an educational purpose, with lots of stuffed animals and some skeletons, as well as minerals. The information is rather basic, and it seems to be mostly for schoolgroups getting guided tours.

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I know we were tired after a great long day but this is a pretty basic museum - I am interested in birds but the stuffed ones was a bit sad and some were there having only visited the island once - basic

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Really bad experience, the rude bald guy at the ticket office was so confrontational to all visitors that we decided not to enter.

Thank espies
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The Museum of Natural History is of the traditional type. I understand that this is not to everyone's taste but it most certainly is to mine. It is not an easy building to manoeuvre, laid out as it is on a number of floors with...More

Thank PatMurff
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Very interesting to look around and a lot of information about the natural history of Malta. The museum didn't seem to have much access for the disabled as there are a lot of stairs. Feel that it could be updated a little as the rooms...More

Thank j0kate
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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 29 July 2017 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
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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.