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National Museum, Male
(3.3/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • One of the very few places to see in Male. A well kept museum. 2 floors, mostly covering handicrafts of that region, obviously many sea shells and some history of the past - Kings who ruled, artifacts...  more »
  • 只有两层,里面基本包含了这个国家的历史和文化了,但其实也没太多东西看,只有聊聊几人,仅有英语解说,一楼有个卖明信片的地方,可以代寄明信片。总体来说,如果不是时间十分充裕的话,可以不来 
  • The exhibits are mainly collections from the palace but the display certainly needs more work. Not much is written to describe the history of exhibits. The museum is 2 storey but not much to see and l...  more »
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  • Intresting Place that every one should visit.
  • Best place to see the historical
  • Maldives Heritage in one place! Nice collection of historical relics! Tourist attraction point
  • Good tourist location. Good place to explore the maldivan culture.
  • My children are going there. I will tell you when they get back. Looks FAB.