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See the skeleton of a rare Longman's beaked whale at National Museum, established to preserve the history of the Maldives. The 6 m (20 ft) whale skeleton headlines a collection of natural science and historical exhibits, which offer a broad insight into Maldivian culture. You can appreciate a range of Islamic artifacts, as well as early technology and utensils used by in the Maldives centuries ago. Tragically, many of the museum's pre-Islamic exhibits were destroyed in a 2012 attack, including an 11th-century bust of Buddha carved from coral. Arrange your visit to National Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Male using our Male trip itinerary tool.
National Museum reviews
It's a waste of time and money. I feel really sorry when I give some establishment a poor or terrible rating but that's how I felt about it. There are 100 times better museum in India. You can...
It's a waste of time and money. I feel really sorry when I give some establishment a poor or terrible rating but that's how I felt about it. There are 100 times better museum in India. You can... more »
They don't take cash here and their payment portal did not work for us (tried for two days) would have been nice to see the museum but they need a better payment system.
They don't take cash here and their payment portal did not work for us (tried for two days) would have been nice to see the museum but they need a better payment system. more »
It’s a great museum, I was specially interested in the marine section. Also one gets to learn a bit of history of Maldives. The entire staff is very friendly.
Went in search of Maldivian history, but felt as much as I got a lot of information but felt I left there with a lot of unanswered questions... but in all it was a nice place to visit
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