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

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museum

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
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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 

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Male
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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 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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

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Mysore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

To know more abut history of Maldives, its not much there to see but Male is ones in your life time to experience,

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Australia
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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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