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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Nice museum

Nice museum. Entry ticket included with lion rock entry ticket which cost LKR 3,900 ( US$30) . Well maintained. Takes less than 30 minutes to cover this one. Museum is inside of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
GanIndia
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Udupi, India
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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It's very informative without forcing you to wade through too much detail. I highly recommend it as a precursor to the climb up the rock.

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Udupi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nice museum. Entry ticket included with lion rock entry ticket which cost LKR 3,900 ( US$30) . Well maintained. Takes less than 30 minutes to cover this one. Museum is inside of lion rock compound.

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Hyderabad, India
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This museum at the entrance of the complex gives us a birds eye view of what we are going to see in the sigiriya rock fortress. Better to visit this place to know the historical aspects, especially if you are NOT engaging a guide.

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Shiraz, Iran
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39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It could be much better than this , the only intresting item is fortess small maquette . It is a2 story building near the fortess do this after your climb

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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89 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Awesome place, gives a nice view into the lives of the people of ancient lanka. The houses, the tools and utensils. The museum is nicely constructed and well mainteined. Also they have enough seating arrangement for people to relax as there is a lot of climbing and walking to do in Sigiriya. Please do not miss this one. For more... More 

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I didn't climb the rock so I found the museum very useful. The history of the rock was very clear with a number of artifacts on display.

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Magog, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Good place to visit before climbing the rock. Unfortunately, despite its size, there are very few things in the museum. It could do a lot more to prepare your visit. Free with the entrance ticket to the rock.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is not the best museum, very sparsely laid out and not many antiquities to view, but of what there is to see, the objects give a good idea of the beautiful objects and artisanal work that would have been part of the Palace that once stood.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Photographing is prohibited inside the museum. It says all are replicas or models then can't understand why not allow to take photos? Museum only entrance ticket is LKR.600 and if you by entrance ticket for Sigiriya then it is FOC. Must see place before climbing the rock.

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

The museum was very well made, informative and the artifacts were well preserved. It was worth the time we spent there

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