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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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The museum was very well made, informative and the artifacts were well preserved. It was worth the time we spent there

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I generally don't love museums but this one was very well laid out. Good background as well as images and models of how it would have looked. Also had reproduction of the cave paintings and translation of some of the ancient graffiti which was curious. There were also more recent exhibits of rural life with monkey traps and household effects.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The museum features a well documented exhibition that is organized by 5 periods Sigiriya has known. I'm not much of a museum-goer but I liked this one. If you arrive early on the site and weather is good, visit the rock first and museum after. If raining, visit the museum first and hope for sunshine when you walk out of... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The museum is at the entrance of the Sigiriya complex. There is short video about the rock and the history and quite a few artifacts from the area, but the whole museum does not feel interesting enough considering the potential...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I would recommend just going up the rock. The building has nice architecture but it so much more could be done with such a great space.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Everything is very well set out and described in English (also Tamil and Sinhalese). My husband didn't want to climb the rock; he likes museums and found this to be an excellent example of its kind. He didn't feel he had missed out on anything by not climbing up to the top!

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It looks as if no one has done any maintenance on this place since it was built. Some architect probably thought he had produced a masterpiece but he forgot that a) this is Sri Lanka where it is hot and rains a lot which produces mould which needs to be accessed to be cleaned and b) people tend to use... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you can't get to the top of the rock, you don't need to as a life size replica of the cave paintings is here, as well as a model of the site on the top. I met people who didn't go to the top and missed the museum as well as they weren't informed. If you did get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The museum provides useful information and models of the site. This is necessary as there is no signage at the site itself.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Skip this part of the attraction and pay a local 1000 LKR to guide you around the site because the museum is just full of poor quality replicas. You will learn much more about Sigiriya Rock Fortress and the young kings by using a guide as you ascend.

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