When you’re in Maldives, the best way to experience and learn about the country you’re in is by visiting their national museum.
The museum, though located in a derelict worn down building, was once a gift by China. In 2012, the museum, along with its valuable items which included ancient Buddhist coral stone carvings were vandalized and broken by a group of mobs.
The first floor is devoted completely to the medieval and ancient periods of the Maldivian history. Some of the items that are displayed here include religious items, household wares, weaponry, and much more.
The top floor consists of a modern day artefacts such as lacquer work boxes which is significant for Maldives, the first gramophone, computer and telephone. You’ll also be able to find the minutes from the first underwater cabinet meeting held in 2009.
When to visit
The museum is open from Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. Some of the best Maldives resorts will be able to organize a city tour where you can visit the museum and other attractions of the city. If you’re staying at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives or a similar resort, hop on a ferry to take you to Male.
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