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Colombo National Museum

1,321 Reviews

Colombo National Museum

1,321 Reviews
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Bhaskar_10 wrote a review Apr 2020
New Delhi, India1,919 contributions138 helpful votes
Visited on 22/February/2020 Entry Fee applicable This place was one of the visit places in the Colombo tour itinerary and this place gives you a understanding of the history of Colombo, its establishment and so on. Displays are interesting and of interest for all those who love to know in-depth about the place of visit. If this makes you interested then do visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Traveladventures2727 wrote a review Apr 2020
Melbourne, Australia127 contributions44 helpful votes
A large number of diverse artefacts, from many eras, all labelled. Sculpture, paintings, fabric, jewellery, pottery, currency, etc The building itself is beautiful.
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Date of experience: February 2020
jenny j wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia19 contributions8 helpful votes
Easy to find your way through the exhibition as there are clear signposts throughout guiding you to each gallery. The exhibits and information provided give a good insight into centuries of Sri Lankan history. We visited after a 2 week trip around Sri Lanka and our visit helped to cement and make sense of what we had seen on our trip. Worth visiting.
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Date of experience: February 2020
mustpppp wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India48 contributions6 helpful votes
A huge collection of very nice artefacts - lots of statues, paintings, bric-a-brac, etc. Good explanations of all material displayed. Some the paintings on cloth are immense. Very imposing building. Everything kept in very good condition in a neat and clean environment. Definitely a pride of Sri Lanka! Wear comfortable walking shoes. The canteen adjacent is a bit grubby. I suspect used by all museum staff.
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Date of experience: December 2019
springbank wrote a review Mar 2020
Greve, Denmark3,625 contributions2,433 helpful votes
We weren’t blown away, but it’s a nice museum. It is located in a nice, old House built 150 years ago by the British. You can see the items from the prehistoric age, the iron a age, lots of Buddha skulptures, old paintings, stone sculptures, Ganesha sculptures, old clothes and jewelrys, agriculture from the past and coins for example. We missed exhibits from the last 100 years. But overall it was interesting. No air-condition is available, only fans.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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