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Colombo National Museum

Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The items in the museums are beautiful , but there is no AC and the items are not well organized and the place need a lot of work to be five stars museum that reflect a very rich culture and society like Sri Lanka

Thank almazrouei1977
Reviewed August 11, 2016

A very average experience in a building that needs rather a lot of work to it, inside and out. There appeared to be some renovation works going on but the exhibits inside were very hit and miss. Also, there's no air conditioning and was stiflingly...More

Thank TheDrakes27
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

From all pictures you see in the Internet of the massive colonial building and with all the history of Sri Lanka you would expect a good collection of exhibits, but this is not the case. Firstly its cost reflected a decent museum but this was...More

Thank oggy101
Reviewed August 10, 2016

I am giving it 3 points since the day I was visiting, some sort of construction was going on and few sections were closed. It had lots of other sections but were tricky to find exact locations. You generally are not allowed to take pictures...More

Thank Lenin K
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Very interesting museum if you are interested in the Sri Lankan, beyond the skin deep level. There is an entry fee of about Rs 250 (If I am not mistaken) + camera fee. And you have to pin the camera ticket on your pocket or...More

Thank shyamparekh
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Although I was there due to some official work but I got one day free for myself then me and my friend decided to explore this place. This was one of the finest memory of that day with me that I would cherish for life.

Thank deadlygullz
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Some exhibits are closed right now (August 2016), but you will almost be grateful for this in a way because the museum is HUGE, with lots to see. A great way to learn about Sri Lankan culture and a good primer for the rest of...More

Thank daliagoldberg
Reviewed August 5, 2016

No point of going there and spend the time.All old items were not in the Museum as like as earlier days

Thank Muditha-Mike
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointing visit. No staff or signs to advise what was open and what was not. Only one area open to public due to major renovations, which is great to see as it is a fabulous old building. My advice, don't waste your time. Get...More

Thank Liz S
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Sri Lankan history and cultural heritage is well displayed in this museum. The majority of the exhibits have information about them in English which was really helpful for me. The building is currently experiencing restoration which is good to see as it would have been...More

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Is the Museum open on Sundays?
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Commanderlv | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately YES
Is the Museum open on Sundays?
January 14, 2017|
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Response from shyamparekh | Reviewed this property |
You can contact on the following coordinates to double check what others have confirmed, in case if you want to be super sure. I remember that it's open from 9am and closes at 6 pm. You can check the website of Lankan... More
I would like to know which is the architectural style of the Colombo National Museum building (we were informed it was built in 1877, and the Museum founder was Sir William Herny Gregory)
March 8, 2016|
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Response from spotpro | Reviewed this property |
The Colombo museum as it was called at the beginning was established on 1 January 1877. It founder was Sir William Henry Gregory the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time. The Royal Asiatic Society (CB) was... More