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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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  • If you are talking about a National Museum for us Europeans ... that in history, we have to be proud of ... very poor of exhibits and distasteful in your presentation ... is not worth the money.
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  • Spend half an hour at the national museum. Not the most interesting place, but still informative. :-) 
  • The National Museum presents an exhibition dedicated to the history, primarily through images of the most important historical milestones. On the first floor you will find a few artifacts and historical items related to local folklore and former Governors. Disappointed because I did not find anything interesting.
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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.