Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum

Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum

Painting Conservation & Research Center, Painting Museum
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salemnobody
Thailand1,136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
IF you're at the Dambulla Royal Rock Temple you might as well stroll over to the Dambulla-Museum of Wall Paintings to check it out. It's a series of periods of Sri Lankan art from cave paintings up to the 20th century. It's just a sampling. It's RS 300 slash 2 WHOLE dollars. Right outside & towards Kandy is a HUGE Bodhi tree to gaze at and offer your blessings to the future (the kids) of Sri Lanka.
Written February 13, 2017
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KASI VENKOBA RAO
Hyderabad, India1,655 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
The Painting Museum situated at Dambulla, Sri Lanka is one of the main attractions to be visited here. We visited the museum in the month of January 2015, when we were on a tour of Sri Lanka.

It is at a distance of just 100 meters from Dambulla Temple. This is the only painting museum which exhibit paintings and reveals the glory of Sri Lanka.

The wall paintings are very good and well preserved. This is not only a museum but also Research Center and painting conservation place. For art lovers and persons who like paintings, this is a must visit place.
Written June 25, 2015
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ruwantrip
Colombo, Sri Lanka96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Friends
This is nice place to visit if you serious about sri lankan history, paintings, techniques and researches.if you are a serious writer, researcher then do not miss but this is not a must see place for tourists.
Written May 21, 2015
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NelBzh
NelBzh, UK96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
we visited the place and we had a power cut about 10mns after entering and paying forthe tickets. After over 45mn wait , without any sign if any staff. and still no light in windowless rooms, we decided to go back to the entrance and ask for a refund but this was a problem because our tickets had been torn so no , this was it , the staff was unfriendly and disappeared for a while without paying attention to our request. It was nearly closing time so they were busy closing the shutters of the building. we asked for some torches at least but without sucess. we were asking for too much and were told to come back the next day which was far from ideal as we were leaving the town. this experience halfway through my stay only confirms the lack of interest of Sri Lanka people in promoting real tourism. I would definitely put a big PLACE TO AVOID for this museum.
Written January 19, 2017
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Daniel19721972
Leuven, Belgium785 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
This place contain some paintings, often replica's from wall and mural paintings from else in the country.
Downstears beside the ticket counter you will also see a room with pots, ceramics and artefacts. They are putting together some findings of an ancient neoliticum site (which can be visit) at the other site of Dambulla, in the direction of Kurengala/colombo
Written August 10, 2017
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sanjeewaR
Colombo, Sri Lanka38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This has located by walking distance from ancient Dambulla rock cave temple. This maintain by the government to educate both Sri Lankan and foreigners visitors and this explains how Sri Lankan paintings has evolved through different eras with example. If you need to get educated on Sri Lankan paintings this is one of best places in Sri Lanka but it doesn't provide much facilities. Less amount of visitors and less amount of money from ticket sale should have put them in trouble so they try to switch off AC and lights when visitors are not there. Its has no natural light and some electric lights has burned out so some areas are bit bark.
Staff is not much friendly and seems like they have demotivated. No officers and guiding visitors so you will have to read all details printed while walk alone.
Written February 12, 2017
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TorontoMusicman
Toronto1,087 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
This museum is located just south of the caves. It has illustrations and history of some of the frescoes painting found throughout Srilanka.
It is a very small museum. We were the only visitors and they had to turn on the lights in the galleries for us.
Unfortunately, there was an earlier power failure, and the rooms were stiflingly hot. It was so uncomfortable that we left after a short while
Written March 11, 2016
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Dominique J
Montreal, Canada9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
This little museum is nice but has so few visitors that they close the doors and shut down the lights... that they open when we arrive and a guide comes with us to explain.
It's just 200 m after the temple and monks chapter house. It is a good place to discover story of paintings and archeology of historic places of Sri Lanka.
Written December 26, 2015
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J K
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
This is a very small museum focusing on paintings in Sri Lanka. Signs in English explain the history and development of the art styles using examples from around the country. If you're interested in art history, it's worth a quick visit.
Written July 31, 2015
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William_Decoster
Belgium139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
Nice little museum with drawings of mural paintings from all over Sri Lanka. This is the first time I have seen paintings of mural fresco's. I dont think it is much visited, which is a pitty. The staff is very enthousiastic in showing you around. Very inexpensive (260 slr per adult, 130 child). It is located some 100 meters from the Rock temple.
Written December 25, 2014
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