The National Museum of Natural History is situated in Mdina in an eighteenth century palace, restructured by Grand Master Antonio Manoel de Vilhena, with plans by Charles Francois de Mondion in 1726. Vilhena Palace was designed in Parisian Baroque style, substituting the original building of the medieval University.
Reasons to Visit
- Impressive Baroque style palace with unique features.
- Various displays covering various aspects of Malta’s wildlife.
- Malta Geology and Palaentology display.
- Largest squid taken from Maltese waters on display.
- Large collection of birds.
- Collection of rocks and minerals.