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Address: Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0778383798
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Description: This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.

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Situated among a large green space this is a beautiful, colonial structure housing some fascinating artefacts of Asian history. Being a history and culture buff, I had a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Situated among a large green space this is a beautiful, colonial structure housing some fascinating artefacts of Asian history. Being a history and culture buff, I had a great time exploring this place and surprisingly, not many locals think highly of the collection of artefacts housed here. They could probably do with more publicity and marketing initiatives. at 250 Lankan... More 

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Wattala, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Situated at very calm and quiet surroundings this white building attracts the history lovers. It contains not only artifacts but many valuable literature not found anywhere. Some books are so rare authorities never allow you to touch it. Well documented library is an asset to to the whole country. Staff is very helpful. Renovations are hindering some of the places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Cool stuff to see - from ancient urinals to temple steps, Roman era direction stones and the evolution of the Sinhala language, the museum is well maintained but has sleepy fans to keep you cool. Go on a rainy day!

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This where you will find some of the historic collections of the country which will tell you the story of Sri Lanka. A library is available reference and advisory services for those who are interested in more information about the history of Sri Lanka.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Colombo which is the financial capital of Sri Lanka and is also a famous place for shopping and night life. The Colombo National Museum, Independence Square and Galle Face Green are one the most famous places to visit in Colombo Sri Lanka. Colombo is also home for several famous hotels including luxury accommodation. We handled srilanka explore tours

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

in colombo you dont have much choice to enjoy, hence you can choose this place for a visit. Suitable for family and short brake

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sadly, artifacts are not well maintained. I liked that it gave me a summarised view into the sights and scenes I had taken in. However, presentation of artifacts needs to be worked on: e.g. categorisation and organisation as well as staging of artifacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

With the development of the museum to international level, it earned the status of a national museum during the period of Dr. P. E. P. Deraniyagala. He was able to open up branch museums in Jaffna, Kandy and Ratnapura and a full - fledged Department of National Museums was established in 1942 under the act No. 31. The extension of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Gives a good overall idea of the history of Sri Lanka. The museum is well stocked and also well maintained. The illustrations supporting the displays are enough to give you a good idea of them. I would say its worth a visit and given that Colombo is a small and easy place to get around, a visit to the museum... More 

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Bentota, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

i was many times had been to Colombo museum, not only TOday i was visited my chiLd hood many times ,so very valuable place for study about sri lankan past Human cultures, so any one come to Colombo you must go to museum for learn about sri lankan past, not only things here, this building also one of the attractive... More 

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Address: Address: Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 0778383798
Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo

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