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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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  • Great place to see,one of tourism spot,big and beautifull building spot in Male.everyone who come to Male by boat will see a person,unrecognized person with the style as "a guide" which are ready to t...  more »
  • It was great, interior building was marvellous, artificats and jewelleries, shoes, ornaments, weapons and grand legacy of kings and thier kingdom. Quite royal. It was great experience. But only can ch...  more »
  • Hoping to exit the museum with a better sense of Maldivian history, we exited with bemusement at the low quality of items displayed and very little in the way of information that celebrates their cult...  more »
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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. The collection is a diverse collection of artifacts, coins, royal antiques, costumes, police armor, stamps (very interesting), and some more modern items.
  • Built in the previous Sultan palace area. Diverse collections. Fee US$7.- (not clearly remember). Addition fee for photo taking.
  • 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
  • out standing museum and the designing is excellent and cleaniness of this museum is excellent