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National Museum

Sultan Park, Male
(960) 332 2254
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Male
Type: Museums
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Ahmedabad, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ok i respect the fact , in a small island with just concrete everywhere. You have this Empty & undefined property. With almost everything requires a Guide since there are no Translations for the script & ancient relics . Its definitely not something i thought it would be.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Museum is new, only few exponats, no visitors... if u want to hide from city heat - you can visit it! But be ready to pay entrance fee 5 times more thaan locals...

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Ajijic, Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

While the National Museum of the Maldives is located in a magnificent building, the contents were somewhat disappointing. The exhibits were rather lost in the cavernous rooms and there did not seem to be any continuity to the exhibits. The display of the postage stamps, most of which were were modern and shown without captions of the dates of issue... More

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

the country is not a historical country, there is nothing to see in the museum just some plates and clothes of the sultan who lived in 18 century... do anything else

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95 reviews 95 reviews
70 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Two floors and almost nothing to see. Stamps in one small room, corals and clams in the other small room, few old coins, few korans, few old vases, few miniature wooden ship-models, three wooden battle-sticks, some material from the sultan period, one small whale skull, one small whale skeleton.

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317 reviews 317 reviews
247 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This National museum is one of the few tourist attraction destinations in Maldives. It might worth a visit ,to kill some of your time whilst visiting Male'. The museum is located in the Sultan Park, which was a part of the Sultan's palace. Basically its a conversion of the old palace building and now its funded by China . This... More

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Lampang, Thailand
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The museum has a few artifacts from around the Maldives but they provide almost no background information on the significance of anything in the museum. There is no explanation about the history of the Maldivian people or their country. This museum could have been done much better and it's quite disappointing that this is all the government can come up... More

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Rodgau, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are a lot of old tranditional things. You are able to watch everything on 2 floors very relaxed. You will need maybe 1 hours for the visit. You can find information about the opening time in the internet. Friday is closed.. you should think about.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

First of, the price discrimination. Locals are charged something from 5-10 MVR while foreigners are charged a whopping 50 MVR. To be honest the best thing about the museum is the air conditioning. Their exhibits are rather lackluster with nothing unique, showcasing old technology and equipment used in the Maldives or any other country from decades ago. There is a... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

An interesting place which is cheap to enter - approx $2 US each. At first I thought small, but when you take your time, you realize how difficult times must have been and also how important little things were which we take for granted. The Olympians old musical equipment is housed here and to see their Aria guitar, Tama drums,... More

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