Welcome to Palazzo Falson, 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, but also 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 eventually 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 by bringing to the general public this unique and extraordinary treasure-trove.
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum will be temporarily closed to the public from the 11th of January till 2nd of February 2021.