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Colombo National Museum

Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average27%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“on display” (34 reviews)
“worth a visit” (46 reviews)
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Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 838 3798
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"sri lankan history"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
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"colonial building"
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"school children"
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"take photos"
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"souvenir shop"
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"entrance fee"
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"couple of hours"
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"great collection"
in 10 reviews
"must visit place"
in 11 reviews
"exhibits"
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"galleries"
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"country"
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"kingdoms"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting. Not airconditioned so a little uncomfortable and we wondered how they would preserve the artworks in the humid temperatures. However, the timeline for Sri Lanka was fascinating.

Thank Christinemayberry
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

With so much else to do in Colombo, you might think the National Museum should be skipped. You would be wrong. The free WiFi at the Museum Cafe had me sold. Plus, the haggle free gift shop, next door, had almost everything I needed. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By visiting Colombo museum you can get an idea about Sri Lankan rich history and culture up to a god extend. Cameras are allowed without flashers in some areas.

Thank Kasun F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience for all my family members who patronize in Sri Lanka we had lovely city tour and also want to say that surprising to see all Heritage display.

Thank Lisa_vandott
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Covers all aspects of Sri Lankan history with art, sculpture and artifacts in a very large collection. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ken18
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get ready to learn a lot of history. This is a must see to gain a history of Sri Lanka! There are 15 rooms all with its own theme and information. Two hours is not enough time to thoroughly go through the whole place. So...More

Thank squarekat
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well organized place to learn everything about Sri Lanka history. It starts with pre-historic era and continue with periods where Sri Lanka changed the Kingdoms. Information is truly valuable and interesting, not only for Sri Lankans, but also for foreigners. Because, the evidences for...More

Thank Isuru P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful colonial style building showcasing the british opulence of the time but nothing has been upgraded for many decades. Artifacts need to be better showcased and lighting improved. No toilets in the whole building.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

When entering the museum, it lacks in structure. You enter a room and you get the feeling that in each historical period there is no story line and they use names/terms that if you are not familiar with the history wont know. A bit dry...More

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Its a huge mansion made by British for the governor in ceylon. So much things to watch. Worth the visit.

Thank Samuel A
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chaitraliakulkarni
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
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mamadeda
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.
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girlgamine
January 14, 2017|
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