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“good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Colombo National Museum

Colombo National Museum
Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #11 of 45 Attractions in Colombo
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Like the collection, was an eye opener when realized that SL did have a quite a rich heritage dating back to the stone age era.

If you go here you cannot miss the grand banyan tree right outside the Museum, it is awesome.

Visited January 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“History Lessons”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The museum has excellent collection of Buddhism and Sri Lankan History. All the artifacts were well presented. The entrance fee is Rs.15 for locals but to take photos you have to pay extra Rs.250
We managed all to watch 9 sections out of 16 as the other sections were closed without any notification

The white building looks great and tempting to take photos :)

Enjoy and get to know your HISTORY!!!

Visited February 2014
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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“just for afternoon”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Not the best of museums,but worth killing time during afternoons,if you got no plans to take a nap.Has plenty of artifacts pertaining to buddhism and Srilanka.The building looks great and very much similar to Rippon Building at Chennai.

Visited January 2014
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Mumbai
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“Know the History!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Interested in knowing history if srilanka. Please visit the place. Like all other museums it narrates the history of srilanka. Its a pure white building from outside and good for taking a picture with this place in the backdrop.

Visited December 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I could have spent an entire day in the museum if I didnt fear for my wife to get a divorce. They have an excellent collection of ancient paintings and murals. Well presented and preserved.

Visited January 2014
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