The National Museum of Maldives, one of the most popular attractions in the country, will be holding a live session on Facebook on 21st May 2020 at 21:00. Join to learn more about the collections in the National Museum.
The Maldives National Museum was opened in 19th November 1952 by Al Amir Mohamed Amin Dhoshimeyna Kilegefaanu. The National Museum houses a collection of incredible artifacts and relics from the foregone pre-Islamic period era, including ceremonial robes, headgear, thrones, palanquins, royal sunshades and furniture used by Sultans.
The museum exhibits the first printing press used in the country, the rifle used by Mohamed Thakurufaanu in his fight against the Portuguese in the 16th century, and other figures dating from 11th century, excavated from former temples. There is also an impressive display of age-old cannons, broken pieces of Buddhist and Hindu idols, images of political events, stunning lacquer work boxes, and a replica of the pen that was used to sign the ‘Declaration of Independence’ from the British Empire.