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Sultan Park, Male
+960 332-2254
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 space. With mostly local historical artefacts, the largest foreign collection is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kin Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average collection. Relatively small, 2 floors. Old / ancient currencies and artifacts from various sultanates from past history. Small police museum included. Nothing outstanding.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank artajS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to see many objects of local culture. Interesting to see unusual objects from past such as old projection screens and film reels.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank latko74
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Not to many interesting things inside! Looks like a year 1950 museum with very old displays. Strange to see 2 pianos exhibited and old film projectors!

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 30 November 2018

This isn't the best museum in the world--you shouldn't be surprised. But I truly left the museum with a better understanding of the Maldives, of their history, and of the rapid development in relatively recent years. I found it easy to get out of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank swimjohn18
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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!

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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9 January 2016|
Response from Yasramar |
In maldives?