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National Museum

Sultan Park, Male
(960) 332 2254
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Male
Type: Museums
Description: Sun-Thu 08:00 - 18:00
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249 reviews 249 reviews
201 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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29 helpful votes 29 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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Toulouse, France
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57 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The National Museum is small but interesting. It offers unique insight into the history of Male and the Maldives.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The trip to mali including the national museum was not worth the bother. Given time and history it may be worthwhile !

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Its worth a visit to Museum if you are in Male. Its very small and recommended time to visit is in the morning it can be crowded in the afternoon. Entrance fee is about $2/-

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Vancouver, Canada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I learned lots about the unique Maldivian culture, history and language. The museum does need a large infusion of cash to modernize and conserve the displays.

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Top Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

if you wanna learn more about the Maldivian History and stuff then you must visit the Museum .. its worth it ..

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