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Sultan Park, Male
+960 332-2254
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Small but informative . learn about the culture and the people of the Maldives , History and habits , Worth visiting if U can .

9  Thank M O
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Reviewed 6 February 2015

well laid out; not a great deal to display yet. It has the feel of the start of a project there's 2 floors of exhibits, widely spaced to fill up the space. the attendant at the police exhibit was well spoken, had good English and...More

5  Thank notTheStig
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Worth a visit but not stunning in a nice location allow around forty five minutes to an hour to give you time to get around

Thank RolandPJ
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Good museum, some very interesting artifacts from Maldivian history and some very good displays. Well worth a visit and good value. Also nice and cool inside so a nice reprieve from the heat of outside!

Thank sjontaela
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Well. Yes. It is a small museum. Yes it has very limited history Yes, it is not very animated! So what? I didnt know anything about Maldives when I went inside and I knew a lot about the history of Maldives when I came out....More

1  Thank vivekhariharan1989
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Rather underwhelming but probably one of only few things to do on Male. Something interesting might be the whale skeleton.

Thank ShanH251
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

The national museum of Maldives housed in a building with traditional and modern architecture next to the park

Thank BlrTravR
Reviewed 12 May 2018

National Museum is a small museum located next to Sultan park with limited collections. Prices seems high for what you get to see.

Thank nik_0107
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Nothing really special or interesting there as the country doesn't have a very long history. But good to have a look if you have time.

Thank Tote919
Reviewed 30 March 2018

It includes an oyster shell the size of a dinner plate and clothes of various sultans. Also the skeleton of a rare whale, the first computer on the island, Chinese export ware, etc.

Thank rantau_abang
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Not much to do in ale for a tourist.At least the museum has AC!! Odd collection of old items, and many that are not that old for a museum. Price charged is probably high for what you get. But museu is a relif fro the...More

1  Thank xsoccer1
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Walk around Male and you will eventually find a building that is completely out of tune with the rest of Maldives. That is the National Museum. If you so choose to step in, be prepared to pay 50 rufiyaas (about $5) because you are a...More

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9 January 2016|
Response from Yasramar |
In maldives?