See the History and Ancient collection in Maldives National Museum

During a vacation in the Maldives, it will feel incomplete if you do not enjoy spiritual tourism by stopping at the Oldest Hukuru Miisky Mosque in the Maldives. For culinary lovers, there is no harm in Hunting for Culinary in Maldives Island by visiting one of the famous restaurants. For lodging, you can choose hotels that are already available, including Raffles Maldives, which is located on the island of Meradhoo. In the Maldives, it will feel incomplete if you don’t visit the National Museum of the Maldives. Here you can see collections and historical objects from the Maldives. The Maldives National Museum was opened on November 11, 1952, by Prime Minister Mohamed Amin Didi. This building is used to store historical collections ranging from artifacts, costumes, and shoes, coins, jewelry, weapons, and armor. The types of costumes on display are ceremonial dresses used on special occasions, luxury sandals, and belts.

The most special clothes on display, namely The Feyli Kolhu, were worn by Sultan Ghaazee Mohammed Thakurufaanu. This shirt was made by weavers of the Maldives in the 16th century.

The walls of the museum engraved with handwritten Al Quran that has existed since the days of the empire. Initially, the museum was used as a historical research center. On April 28, 2010, President Mohamed Nasheed opened the museum which was originally used as a historical research center to the public. Its management is under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

In 1968 the museum suffered a fire before it was finally rebuilt on July 10, 2010. This museum finally able to serve again after getting help from the Chinese government. This museum was officially reopened on the day of independence on July 26, 2010. This museum store some historic collection that once destruction by Muslims in February 2012, in the riots after the resignation of President Mohamed Nasheed. Director of the Museum Ali Waheed said that almost all Islamic artifacts that existed before the 12th century have been destroyed during the riot.

The location of the National Museum of the Maldives is close to Sultan Park, Male, which is very easy to reach by public transportation such as taxis and buses. This attraction is open every day Sunday – Thursday at 09.00 – 17.00. To see the various collections you have to pay a ticket for Rf20 for the adult and Rf5 for children.

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