An interesting tourist attraction in Malé, the National Museum reflects the ancient and medieval period of the Maldivian history. One of the best places to learn about the country’s history, Malé’s National Museum is a place you must visit during your stay there.
A palace of a place
Located in the Sultan Park, which is part of the Sultan’s palace, it is basically a conversion of the old palace building. The museum cannot be called extraordinary however it is one of the interesting Maldives tourist places visitors enjoy. Rabeeul Awwal opened the museum to the public in November 1952. It was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister, Ameer Mohamed Amin Didi. The museum was set up to not only to preserve history but also to invoke patriotism among Maldivians.
Go back in time
Weaponry, religious artifacts, home ware as well as impressive Arabic and Thaana engraved pieces of wood commemorating the conversion of Maldives to Islam in 1153 are showcased here. The museum houses a valuable collection of objects that depict the rich culture and heritage of Malé.
The museum houses a number of items, which belonged to the Sultans. It consists of ornaments and costumes worn by various kings and queens as well as stone items of the pre-Islamic period of Maldives. Paper and cloth manuscripts, arms and armor, as well as pictures of significant personalities and anthropological objects relating to Maldivian way of life, can be seen here.
Outside the museum
The Sultan Palace complex includes one of Malé’s best gardens. With plenty of space for people to express themselves, the national museum garden depicts nature at its best. For visitors staying at the swanky Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi, the national museum is only a short distance away. It is a place to relax, learn and entertain oneself.
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