Maldives National Museum – The place you should visit to know the story of Maldives

The Maldives is certainly one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Maldives has a fascinating backstory and the museum of Maldives is the best place to visit to know the secrets of this enchanted archipelago.

Maldives National Museum | Image Credit - Kanatonian, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons

Maldives National Museum | Image Credit – Kanatonian, CC BY-SA 3.0 Via Wikimedia Commons


The National Museum of Maldives is situated in the capital city of Male. The strikingly magnificent building was gifted by the Chinese, and it has a treasure trove of artefacts and other objects of historic significance that have been brought from across the islands of the Archipelago.

Why you should visit the Museum

The National Museum of Maldives is an educational destination where you can learn about the history of island living and about a great nation that began to thrive millennia ago. This is certainly a unique museum which features artefacts you would have never seen anywhere before and it is a good place to take your kids to teach them about a nations heritage and history.

What can you see?

The museum is home to rare and exclusive artefacts that date back to as far as the 11th century. The artefacts showcased here include statues, relics from the pre-Islamic era, furniture, thrones, coins, ornaments, and even weapons.

Visiting the museum

If you are stationed in an accommodation in an atoll the likes of Kandolhu Maldives which is an Ari Atoll resort; visiting the island would be very easy and it would only take you about 15-20 minutes to reach by a speedboat. The museum is just a stroll away from the Male boat harbour and you can visit here any time of the day between 10 am to 4 pm and remember that the museum will be closed on Fridays.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.


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