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

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We went to the museum on our last day while waiting to get the boat back to the airport. It was very informative & interesting. The blue whale skeleton outside was amazing to see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to an attack on the idols held at the Mosque, the collection of artifacts is rather limited and have a narrow selection on the pre-islamic era of the Maldives. However, the Museum has a lot of interesting cultural items along with a random assortment of technology that was first brought to the Maldives. The whale skeleton is one of... More 

Thank Musannif Z
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1,436 reviews
846 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the only museum in the Male.Not a big one.You need less than half an hour.Visit and see the basic history of Maldives.

Thank SE s
Cairo, Egypt
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this museum during my 10 day vacation in Maldives, I moved to Male from Hulhumale through a cheap public boat. I liked Male, but this museum was not a wow place, in this museum there is a big section of Police history of Maldives, but actually Police didn't help me when my bag was stolen on the beach... More 

Thank Moesmarto1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The place is a Paradise. Perfect for honeymooners. More restaurants you can choose to dine in. I will recommend Thai food in Baan Huraa set of 2 menu. food is so yummy not so expensive and there's so much to eat. Japanese food also of Origami is fantastic.yum yum. full stomach.. The scenery. the view, wow! more than I can... More 

1 Thank pattyauh2015
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited the National Museum on the second to last day of our trip. The entry fee for foreigners is 50 rufiya and cameras are allowed inside. The building has been constructed by the Chinese. There are some separate sections on 2 floors - stamps / philately, clothes, utensils, books, coinage, etc. The most interesting area was that if the... More 

1 Thank SreeAndGaya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Its probably the best place to visit if you wanna know about the history and culture of the Maldives. Taking pictures with flash is prohibited. Do not forget to buy the book of Museum with all the information and details of everything showcased in the Museum. Book will be available at the admission counter. Opening Times and Admission Prices: 9am... More 

1 Thank itsaboo
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of the most popular attractions in Male officially opened in 1952. Housed in a beautiful architecture building, has a large collection of items belonging to the Sultan. Ideal for those seeking historical knowledge of Male.

Thank pathmanaban
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A nice stopover if you happen to be around with time on hand. I liked the passion and knowledge of the guy at the Police Museum

1 Thank VineetIyengar
Mysuru (Mysore), India
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97 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Maldives has a great history about its past but the information in the museum does not provide justice to thos context. But its OK for a wall along but feel $7 is little on a costlier side

Thank Nayaz A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went to the museum on our last day while waiting to get the boat back to the airport. It was very informative & interesting. The blue whale skeleton outside was amazing to see!

Thank SL1988

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