When visiting a foreign land, one of the most helpful places to see in order to truly understand the country is its national museum. The National Museum of the Maldives is located in the capital city of Male. A few years back it was at the corner of Sultan Park, which used to be where the Sultan Palace stood. The 3-storey building is the only remnant of the original palace which was demolished in 1968. Today, the National Museum is in a new house located near Chandanee Magu, not far from Sultan Park.
The first National Museum was established on November 11, 1952 during the National Day of the Maldives. Mohamed Amin Didi, the prime minister in that year, [Read more…]