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“At least it's air conditioned” 2 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum

National Museum
Sultan Park, Male
(960) 332 2254
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Ranked #5 of 8 Attractions in Male
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Sun-Thu 08:00 - 18:00
Derby
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“At least it's air conditioned”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

A large impressive building but it flatters to deceive. It would appear that the Maldives does not have much history. If they have to display the first telephone and first typewriter on the islands (and they do) then that should tell you everything you need to know. If they concentrated on the natural history (and there is an abundance) then it may just be worth a visit. Male' isn't worth a trip either. The Maldives are a wonderful place for visiting, especially if you scuba dive, but avoid the capital.

Visited November 2012
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Moscow
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“A relaxing stroll in the Sultan Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The National Museum is situated inside the Sultan Park. We couldn't get inside of The National Museum,as we were limited in time!So,the tour guide just took us around the park.But it was very nice to stroll in the shadows of the old trees in the Sultan Park on a humid summer day!
There was a wish-tree in the park!So if you make a wish touching that tree your dreams will certainly come true!

Visited October 2011
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Manama, Bahrain
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“National Museum closed at Friday”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

dirty surroundings, closed at Friday, no advise for opening times, unfriendly guard at the entry... won't come back .:.

Visited August 2012
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Avon, CT
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“Interesting History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We enjoyed a respite from the very hot weather by touring the museum. The collections are very interesting and displayed nicely.

Visited April 2012
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“A little sparse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The new museum, located in a spanking new 3-storey building that was presented to the Maldives by the Chinese government, is located next door to the old one. When we visited, exhibits were on display on the ground floor and more on the next level. These mainly focused on weights and measures, ceremonial chairs, boat models, some old weapons, and holy texts. Cost us US$4 to enter and only about 45 mins to see everything but I got the impression that some exhibits had not yet been put up for display.

Visited June 2012
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