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Sigiriya Museum

CCF Sigiriya Project, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Sigiriya
Type: Museums
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Uk
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178 reviews 178 reviews
68 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very interesting but do the climb first to beat the crowds. The museum was virtually empty when we went.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited the Museum before we climbed the rock. At a glance, we were not impressed because the building looked very modest and hidden behind a wall of trees. It was by chance that we visited it because there was a distance between the ticket counter, the Museum and the Rock Fortress. However, I am mighty glad that I got... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The museum is one of those old fashioned look don't touch museums with no interactive elements, but the trilingual labelling is very helpful and sets a good context for the heritage site.

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Trondheim, Norway
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The museum area is ok, not more than that. It's not worth to hire a guide! Climbing the rock was the greatest experience! We used about one and a half hours up and down. They told us that it is 1200 steps up. The wall paintings were really good. Enjoy the sight! Also a great view from the top. And;... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Well let's start....The museum was very interesting as there were types of rocks and beads, paintings and models.this obviously came with good explanations. Overall, it was a good experience not much but good. I have learned that there were many buildings built 100 years ago.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After buying the tickets we went to the museum first. They give a nice introduction in the history of the site, many archeological findings are displayed. We liked it and recommend you to go there (for 30 min only).

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

I am not a museum lover person, but love the nice modern buildings, than I was more interested in the building than the exhibition. Must see, if you are an architect or modern building lover :) Unfortunaly, a little bit in bad condition beacause of weather conditions. Good joke from the side of the museum management - has exhibition room... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

a great introduction to the rock, why it was built and what they found at the place - probably should be done before climbing the rock

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I especially enjoyed the theories about the summit, there was a model video about the possible palace being in top. Also there were texta from the mitror wall that i found interesting. The museum is well organized and clean.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A beautifully laid out museum and as good as the Natural History museum in the UK, albeit much smaller in size. But take a look, it's well worth the visit.

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