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Colombo National Museum

Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #12 of 50 attractions in Colombo
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
Description: This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Colombo National Museum is the largest Museum in Sri Lanka. It is having 2 major sections. One is having historical exhibits and the other is having biological exhibits. Both are very fascinating to visit and there are much to learn. You could learn the history of Sri Lanka from the stone age to today with large amount of exhibits, photos,... More

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Ghaziabad, India
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107 reviews 107 reviews
93 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It’s housed in a splendid colonial-era building completed in 1876 and has an impressive collection of artefacts dating both from ancient times and from the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonial periods. The museum’s open from 9am to 5pm but is closed on Fridays and public holidays. The museum lies in the Cinnamon Gardens district. It stands in the large open... More

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Berchules, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the old and beautiful building in colombo you can learn lot about history of srilanka also there is a lovely coffe shop

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Colombo surrounded by a luscious green lawn. Great way to learn about the history of Sri Lanka, small compared to museums of other countries but lots of interesting things to see. Really cheap for locals, there is both a economical canteen and a more expensive cafe (Barista) near the Laksala where... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We spent a peaceful few hours in the museum and in the gardens here. The open building is stunning and it is filled with a huge range of historic exhibits covering a lot of Sri Lanka's culture. There is a lovely coffee shop and gift shop outside.

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Arcata, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent several rewarding hours viewing well-presented museum exhibits. Collection includes many fabulous artifacts displayed with helpful background information. Good introduction to Sri Lanka's history and culture. Museum coffee shop was a great place for refreshment break.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Great place to visit for information on Sri Lanka. A must see and visit. Very discriptive most enjoyable.

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New York City, New York
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I guess it's a measure of my admiration for this type of art and the quality of the collection that I look back on the sweltering, airless few hours spent there with a high degree of pleasure. All I can say is bring water.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Glad to see the history of sri lanka, so many artefacts and information under one roof. Good to see the history of buddhism as well

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Guwahati, India
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Being from india visited this place and in comparison to delhi museum its far better. Camera charges are addational

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