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This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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All reviews sri lankan history stone carvings interesting artifacts on display worth a visit colonial building take photos souvenir shop couple of hours entrance fee great collection must visit place exhibits galleries country agriculture kingdoms
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Reviewed today via mobile

Interesting exhibition of Sri Lanka s history, very informative. Beautiful building and relaxing garden tea house

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leoniev203
Reviewed yesterday

A very interesting collection of historical artifacts. The museum is a must visit to understand and appreciate the history of Sri Lanka. A recommended visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ankur C
Reviewed yesterday

This is a large museum with many different rooms featuring different aspects of life, art and culture of Sri Lanka.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eugene W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are doing a stop in Colombo on your way to the cultural triangle the National Museum is definitely worth a visit. You will find many antiquities here that have been removed from Polonuwara and Anuradhapura. Entry is cheap and there is plenty to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 843AmberP
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 15 rooms so allow a couple of hours. Some rooms are more interesting than others and they give a great insight into the Sri Lanka history and influences. We felt Rps 1000 per person was justified by the explanation, quality of display and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jocelyn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The self tour was good. The numbered stalls give additional information so that anyone can get the required information.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blackFrog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place with some great artefacts and information about the history of Sri Lanka. Be prepared for the usual high prices for foreigners to visit local attractions, I think it was overpriced for the time we spent there (our visit was made shorter by the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's no AC! There is absolutely nothing in this museum of any value or interest and the tickets are WAY over priced.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tumani24
Reviewed 1 week ago

Colombo National Museum is a glorious colonial building full of beautiful historical artefacts. From textiles to jewellery, this museum has everything you need in order to understand their city. It’s such a great place to visit if you want to know more about Sri Lankan...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lucascasemore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you’re going on a trip through Colombo, this should be your first stop since it teaches the historical context of the city. It not only provides a great understanding of the things you will see in your visit, English and other local languages are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 9, 2018|
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Response from 753kasunf | Reviewed this property |
All 7 days Except public holidays such as Full Moon Poya days, Sinhala & Tamil New Year Day, Thai Pongal, Ramazan, Christmas etc.
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Prasad V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the building was constructed with bricks and masonary. If you wand further details visit, museum.gov.lk See bellow is a General Description . The Colombo Museum as it was called at the beginning was established on... More
August 2, 2017|
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Response from taninthomas | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee in the museum is 600 srilanka rupees for the foreigners. For srilankans it's very cheap I think 100 only. The rate for camera is 250 separate.