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This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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All reviewssri lankan historystone carvingsinteresting artifactson displayworth a visitcolonial buildingtake photossouvenir shopgreat collectionentrance feecouple of hoursmust visit placeexhibitsgalleriesagriculturecountrykingdoms
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Reviewed yesterday

Good place to visit if you are in Colombo. It has 15 rooms and takes around 1.5-2 hours to visit all the rooms. Very well maintained and you will come to know the bit of history of SriLanka culture.

Thank Mukul_Dutt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Unequivocally worth the visit to the National Museum. Beautifully presented items covering all districts, and topics such as language and literature, health and sanitation, jewelry, textiles. Worth the 1200lkr.

Thank kebabReviewer
Reviewed 5 days ago

Must go to this museum, it is incredible antiques, and not guide, so you can ask to some taxi drivers (toc toc also) known very well this awesome items. It is hot, very hot, take water with you, no AC.

Thank lalasariel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This iconic museum is easy to locate on all the maps and the taxis and Tuk tuks know how to get round the back where the entrance way is, somewhat against intuition. It's a big museum, and we only managed the ground floor in just...More

Thank suesalford
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum is maintained and governed by the government. There are many items from the past.as there was a good civilization in Srilanka in past things related to that era are well kept. The crown and throne of last king are present here. Trere is...More

Thank Saman P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a pity that we were the only 2 visitors to this museum when we visited. The museum has a number of bursts of freedom fighters in chronological order explaining the struggle the country had gone through to finally achieve freedom. In talks of...More

Thank Ganesh J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This important place is the largest museum in Sri Lanka and it will help you understand the ancient story of this serendipity island! It contains, for example, the thrown of the great Kandyan Kong’s and many other splendid artifacts!

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A serene, cool and informative museum with plenty of artefacts related to the history of Sri Lanka. Well layed out in a wonderful colonial building complex. Cheap entry (around 7 euros per adult) for around 2 to 3 hours of browsing, reading, taking photos, educating,...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice review of srilankan history.. items are really good and well presented.. it worths a visit indeed

Thank Nermeen_Bedair
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me as a local it’s worth visit, to overview the history of SriLanka. But not for foreigners, the tickets are prices 100 times than local. Same like Sigiriya , Dehiwala zoo etc ,that’s not good. There are many places to visit without any charges. It’s...More

Thank yohan h
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Prasad V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the building was constructed with bricks and masonary. If you wand further details visit, museum.gov.lk See bellow is a General Description . The Colombo Museum as it was called at the beginning was established on... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from taninthomas | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee in the museum is 600 srilanka rupees for the foreigners. For srilankans it's very cheap I think 100 only. The rate for camera is 250 separate.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Commanderlv | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately YES