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. Arrange your visit to National Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Male using our Male trip itinerary tool .
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The largest (formal) tourist facility in Malé is the National Museum — another Chinese gift apparently — which is not really too spectacular with all the things to see on its two floor exhibition spac... more »
Average collection. Relatively small, 2 floors. Old / ancient currencies and artifacts from various sultanates from past history. Small police museum included. Nothing outstanding. more »
I didn’t went inside after all. while I was there, I thought it’s free, because I have read previous reviews says it’s free. But the reception told me the entrance is 100 MVR , or 30 dollars for 2 person. Therefore I decide not to go inside. Honestly, the national museum and the park next to this museum, they are charging too much.... seriously. That park is like a community park yet they are charging 75 MVR. Crazy !!! Should have been free of charge so let the world knows better of this local cultures...
Interesting museum set on two floors, with enhanced security; displays artifacts from different eras, a police and a coin museum; you can also buy small souvenirs; ticket required;
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