Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum

Mdina, Malta

Palazzo Falson is the former home of Capt Olof Frederick Gollcher OBE (1889-1962), the son of a prosperous shipping merchant of Swedish descent. Gollcher was an artist, scholar and philanthropist, as well as a discerning collector of objets d’art and historical objects. Palazzo Falson was not only his home, but also a setting for his works of art and antiques. Here he spent many happy years constantly adding to and rearranging his collections. 

After Gollcher’s death in 1962, the house and its contents passed into the hands of The Captain O. F. Gollcher OBE Art and Archaeological Foundation. In 2001 Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti (Maltese Heritage Foundation) entered into a management agreement with the Gollcher Foundation, and proceeded to restore the palazzo and all its contents to their former glory, thus fulfilling Gollcher’s wish to open up this unique and extraordinary treasure-trove to the general public.