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“Could be better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Sigiriya Museum

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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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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“Could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Maybe it was a bit of an anti climax after visiting the fortress itself but the museum was a bit disappointing. Obvious money had been spent but it was a bit bland and samey

Visited May 2012
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“Short visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was an excellent museum. Our guide was knowlegeable and had very good English. Unfrotunately we visited late in the afternoon and were unable to spend as much time there as we would have liked. We were unable to climb to the Citadel due to this unfortunate timing too.

Visited October 2012
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“An alternative to climbing the Sigriya Rock Citadel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

In case you are really unable to climb the rock, ensure that you at least visit the museum which has a near replica of some of the stuff that you can see on the rock itself.

Visited October 2012
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“See this before climbing Lion Rock”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Make sure you visit this archaeological museum first, before you climb Lion Rock. It is included in your $30 (USD!) entrance fee. Excellent intro to the Citadel of Sigiriya. There's a 3 minute video on the history and then lots of photos of the archaeology, then lots of artifacts found at the site. A must-see before you climb up Lion Rock. You'll appreciate what you see even more!

Visited September 2012
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“you won't regret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Try to plan your trip that you spend a day in Sigiriya. It's a spectacular place to take photos of and also simply to see. It's basically a huge rock in the middle of a flat field. You can climb it, but be prepared for a great number of step. View from the top is also nice.

Visited April 2012
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