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Maldives National Museum, Male'

The US$7.8 million Maldives National Museum, built and financed by the Chinese government and presented to Maldives on 10 July 2010, was officially opened two weeks later by President Mohamed Nasheed on Independence Day 26 July.

The museum complex consists of two large buildings separated by Sultan's Park in the old palace grounds across Medhu Ziyaarai Magu (street) inland from the gold-domed Islamic Centre (Grand Friday Mosque).

The entrance to the main exhibition building is through high gates off Chandanee Magu, near the Lily Magu corner.

Opening Times and Admission Prices:

9am - 5pm, Sunday-Thursday (closed Friday and Saturday)

Admission tickets available at Museum entrance 9am - 4pm

Tourists - Rf50 adults, Rf15 children
Maldivians - Rf20 adults, Rf5 children

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