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Address: Sultan Park, Male
Phone Number: (960) 332 2254
Description: Sun-Thu 08:00 - 18:00

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Always good to visit National Museum

Everywhere we go we visit a national museum, to see what the locals are proud of and see some of their heritage pieces. We went with young children, paid 5€ and had fun for 75... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Maldivian National Museum is located in the first two floors of the Heritage Department Building (under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture) within the grounds of the Sultan Park. The imposing building (relative to the surrounds) was built by the Chinese government as part of a UNESCO project, and the museum was re-located to the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I always try and see the National museum of the country to learn more about the history and culture. This is very poor laid out, provides no cultural background or history and mist items have no date on them! Not worth the $7.00.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Everywhere we go we visit a national museum, to see what the locals are proud of and see some of their heritage pieces. We went with young children, paid 5€ and had fun for 75 minutes. Two floors and opens at 10:15. On display police force museum and a rare whale skeleton, some religious texts and pieces from their sultan.... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 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 obviously knew his subject. The nail bomb exhibit was a surprise - its the remains... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Well in such place like a Island Republic, far from all you don't can demand to find some Museum like you know in other places, but give you some idea from history and tradition of this people

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This small building of National Museum located near to the Park, It is a interesting place where you can learn about Maldives history and culture. There is not much explanation, but the collection is nice and good enough for me to have a short visit. There is a small Philately inside the museum, where you will see a lot of... More 

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Considering where you are, this is not a bad a little museum. There isn't much else to see in Male. It has a nice little collections of various pottery, baskets, sultan's clothing, islamic manuscripts, etc. The little postage stamp area has some colorful stamps. There are 2 floors. Takes about one hour. Cost about $6.50 US. There are not explanations... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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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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Male
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30 helpful votes 30 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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