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Address: Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Description: This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.

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For Sri Lankan Art

There's some real interesting history and art in here, if you take the time to wander and take a look at the details. The maintenance is not too great but nevertheless a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There's some real interesting history and art in here, if you take the time to wander and take a look at the details. The maintenance is not too great but nevertheless a great visit.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

One can see the ancient historical , Archeological master pieces here. NATARAJA, PARVATHI (Hindu ), idols, coinage, idols and statues of Pollanwara PERIOD are well preserved.Pollnwara period (Cholas of India) period has produced the largest no of sculptures both Stone and Bronze. Kandy period gallery , VISHNU,GANESHA AND SIVA LINGAAS OF 9 c are worth mentioning. Traditional agricultural museum on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

no aircon and very difficult to find the entrances, Rhe Natural History needs a good dust ( replacement

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went and found it Ok, there is a lot to see but everything is dated, they are starting to renovate at the moment. You need to ask where to go as it was a bit hard to find your way around the place. One tip , the toilets are pretty bad so BYO paper avoid if possible.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of "Ceylon"; easily the most interesting and informative part of our stay.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It is a must see place if you are in Colombo and we can learn a lot about Srilanka and it's history. There are different sections in the museum and very interesting details about the local farming habits and their lifestyle habits of Lankans in olden days

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

great sculptures statues and many other artifacts ..... !!! most tourist never even pass by but so they loose half of the beauty sri lankas !!! every time i go there a visit is a must !!! look also the threes before u go in amazing !!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I like it here and have visited several times over the years, always see something I had missed previously. I like the lazy layout, that is space to browse and mosey around in hindered or disturbed. Would benefit from having guided tours as they historical value of the museum is terrific. Will be back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Spectacular colonial building houses the museum. Most exhibits are on the first floor as the central stairway was damaged and had not been restored as of June, 2014.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The museum is very nice, divided by years and explains the history well. Some of the buildings were closed during our visit. Make sure you come early, as they close at 5 pm.

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