The museum was opened for public viewing on the Maldives’ National day, November 19th, 1952. Inaugurated by the Prime Minister of that year, the sole motive of setting up the museum was to preserve the rich history of Maldives and to invoke the patriotism in people.
Antiques and grand objects belonging to the Sultans are housed in this Museum. Costumes and accessories worn by Kings and Queens long gone, this place has nostalgia written all over it. If you want to know true Maldivian royalty and history, checking this museum out will be a good idea. The displays in the downstairs galleries are devoted to the medieval periods of Maldivian history.
When you go to the other floors, the items being displayed keep moving forward in chronological order. From the first telephone in Maldives to the minutes of an underwater cabinet meeting, the museum has a collection of quirky items that’d entertain a history buff for a couple of hours.
Where is it?
The Museum is in the Sultan Park, Male. Sultan Park was a part of the palaces of Sultan and is also one of the attractions to check out during your trip to the Maldives. The museum is a ferry or a seaplane ride away from Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives, which is placed among some of the best resorts in Maldives.
When to go?
The National Museum of Maldives in open from 10am to 5pm, Sunday to Thursday.
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