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National Museum, Male

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See the skeleton of a rare Longman's beaked whale at National Museum, established to preserve the history of the Maldives. The 6 m (20 ft) whale skeleton headlines a collection of natural science and historical exhibits, which offer a broad insight into Maldivian culture. You can appreciate a range of Islamic artifacts, as well as early technology and utensils used by in the Maldives centuries ago. Tragically, many of the museum's pre-Islamic exhibits were destroyed in a 2012 attack, including an 11th-century bust of Buddha carved from coral. Put National Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Male trip generator.
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  • 就在苏丹公园旁走过必须不能不错,但外部来看好还是很简朴的,我们是星期五来的,也估计不开门,因为也没啥特别的历史和文物,也不懂语言就不进去了看拉  more »
  • Many interesting artifacts from the history of the Maldives. A visit is worthwhile if there is time before departure.
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  • Went to take pictures of some artifacts of Maldives history. Love the architecture. The only museum in the capital. Male' city has no many places to visit. Museum is one of the few.  more »
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  • Good place to explore the Maldives history in one place. Guided tour is also available upon request. In 2012, a lot of relics from the Buddhist era were destroyed by vandals. There is an entrance fee of about 50 rufiya per guest.
  • A lot of historical sources, (written and non - written sources) available from the National Museum. It's important to visit at least once to this building and find information about our ancestors hard work and national heritage
  • Excellent place for learning and understanding Maldivian History.
  • good place to explore history of Maldives
  • Best Place to explore the history of the Republic of Maldives.