The National Museum of Natural History, situated in the medieval city of Mdina, would be a perfect destination for those who are interested in the comprehensive history of Malta and willing to know not only cultural and social history, but also the history of Malta’s geology, flora, and fauna. The museum has settled in the 18-th century Vilhena Palace, which used to serve various social functions before its present purpose.
Nowadays Saint Elmo`s fort is not been used according to its original function but offers some interest tourist sights. Among them is the National War museum that can be visited by every guest of Malta who is interested in war theme and wants to learn something new about the history of the country.
One of the most popular places of interest in Malta is the Palace Armoury, the museum of the magnificent collection of arms, accommodated in the Grandmaster’s Palace in Valetta. Originally these armaments belonged to Knights of St. John’s Order, noblemen from Europe who restlessly battled the Ottoman Turks in defense of the Catholic religion. Today we can see only a part of the arms, which survived until present times, but even in such composition it is one of the largest armament collections in the world.
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum is one of the most interesting medieval palaces in Malta due to its extensive collection of antiques, covering books, armory, paintings, oriental rugs, silverware, jewelry and many other art objects. At the same time, it is a beautiful old townhouse with impressive authentic interiors, a picturesque courtyard, a carved fountain and a shady gallery with many flowers and plants – a wonderful place to dive into Maltese historic atmosphere.
Palazzo Parisio & Gardens give a great insight into extravagant lifestyle of a noble Maltese family at the turn of 20th century. Despite a quite modest facade of the building, visitors are usually fascinated by the magnificent interiors and beauty of the baroque gardens hidden behind the walls of Scicluna’s family seat, which is available to public for a small fee.