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National Museum, Male

(3.3/5 based on 240+ 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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  • The museum gave a good impression of life in the Maldives and also the history of the Islands. Pieces of furniture, coins, stamps, the first computer, and garments.
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  • In better location the national museum surrounding by trees behind that biggest graden in the evening feel quite happy to visit there.  more »
  • National Museum was opened on November 11, 1952, by the Prime Minister at the time, Mohamed Amin Didi. The new building of the museum is located in Sultan Park. The building was designed, built and fi...  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.