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The Central Point - Economic History Museum

Chatham St, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Loved the building

Loved the ancient building and the chandelier, which was the prime reason we decided to have a look... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2017
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Nice hospital

Very spacious Friendly staff The cafeteria is good The place gives a good ambiance for patients... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Ridha a
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Loved the ancient building and the chandelier, which was the prime reason we decided to have a look around inside. And we weren't disappointed. I'm not much into history, but the currency history of Sri Lanka as exhibited at this musuem intrigued us. Highly recommended...More

Thank ari088
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Very spacious Friendly staff The cafeteria is good The place gives a good ambiance for patients Pharmacy is efficient

Thank Ridha a
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Wanted something to do briefly in the Fort area and it was definitely that. The museum seemed to be one room with a couple of dozen commemorative coins, some pictures of old coins with rhetorical questions which gave nothing away underneath and a tv with...More

Thank George B
Reviewed July 14, 2016

The entrance rotunda and chandelier are interesting. Saw a small exhibit about coins and currency. May have actually missed the museum due to lack of signage.

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Reviewed May 21, 2016

Housed in an old colonial building, the currency museum is one for a wet afternoon only if you have an inquisitive mind or children...!

Thank hdias
Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Entrance is for free amd its on first floor in beautiful colonial building. You can see a lot of variants of money using on ceylon over all history and some interisting facts

Thank Marek T
Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

It is one of the many restored buildings in the fort area. It has a small free currency museum which isn't all that interesting. But the 5 floor high chandelier is worth a look

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed January 6, 2016

First of all, the museum is surely one of the best museum dedicated to the history of currency I've ever visited !! Museum is perfectly organized !! You'll see all metal coins since its appearence till present days - ancient period, Portuguese period, etc... There...More

Thank Ruisenor_NatalyS
Reviewed January 6, 2016

This is great for people who have an interest in numismatics. the architecture is beautiful and the interior is tastefully done. can take photographs too of this place

Thank lilyofthevalley415
Reviewed January 3, 2016

There is a 70 foot long chandelier in the foyer of the museum. Worth going in just for that. Had a look during a walking tour of the fort area - can thoroughly recommend that!

Thank HappyHolidayFun
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July 13, 2017|
Response from ari088 | Reviewed this property |
It's free. No entrance fee