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Sigiriya Museum

Address: CCF Sigiriya Project, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Sigiriya
Type: Museums
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The curators at the Sigiriya Museum have done a great job. Including preshistoric details as well as exhibits that tell the interesting story of how Matale and Sigiriya came to be made for a wonderful visit. It's also great that the price of admission to the museum is included in the ticket to go to the Sigiriya rock.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The museum itself was nothing special. I went after I had finished walking around the site, as it is positioned in the opposite direction of the rock from the ticket counter. The exhibits tracing Sigiriya's use over time had a few interesting nuggets of information and were decently designed. I spent about 30 minutes walking through and reading most of... More 

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Robertson, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The set out was fantastic and the content very interesting. It is a huge modern building with many interesting artefacts. Would have loved more time there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Museum partly justifies the extortionate price charged for climbing the rock fortress. You can visit it, but you will not walk out more knowledgeable than when you walked in...

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Ko Tao, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just nothing to see over there. Only replicas,very dirty place, no explanations about the site and ruins. Definitely a waste of time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I think that the title says it all. There is really not much here to see. If you have paid to get in it is probably not so bad, but if this is only what you have paid to do at this site, save your money.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Since it was included in the price of the whole Sigiriya experience, it wasn't bad in anyway but as a standalone museum, it's not great. There are a lot of empty spaces, strange layout and quite small. Worth doing if you have time on your hands whilst at Sigiriya but not essential by any means.

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This came as part of our tickets to the rock so we had a quick look through but it was pretty basic. Lots of replicas of things that you can see in person at the Rock.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

And this was the first thing we did after arriving, as it's next to the main entrance and is part of your ticket . Upon entering I noticed the open planed theme of the place which made it look bigger than it actually was, walking through the displays takes you from the very beginning of this palace which has a... More 

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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We run a guesthouse in this area and I recommend all our guests to go visit the museum. And all of them said that it was really worth the visit. Sigiriya is a beautiful place to see, but on the rock itself are no explanations given. Many questions arise. So you can either read your guide book (not too many... More 

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