Community Tsunami Museum

Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa: Address, Phone Number, Community Tsunami Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Community Tsunami Museum
4.5
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Community Tsunami Museum is aimed educating communities on Tsunami and preserve the memories of 2004 Tsunami. This museum is the continuation of the efforts of Third Wave Volunteers lead by Dr. Alison Thompson (author of The Third Wave - A volunteer Story and the director of Film Third Wave). This museum will take you a touching journey through science and history of 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
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inca uduman
2 contributions
Jan 2022
Heartwarming dedication from the curators, The photographs depict the horror and agony that came upon this seaside town 18 years ago. A few seconds and thousands o lives were lost forever, a stark reminder of the fragility of Life!
Written January 16, 2022
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j.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
It's a small museum located next to the Galle Road just past the 'city center'. Its a harsh but necessary reality check with the horrors of the tsunami disaster. The way this museum contributes to the historical preservation of the events surrounding the disaster, but also the beautiful examples of humanitarian aid and help from everybody in the world regardless of skin color or religious believes are worth the visit. You'll be humbled and deeply touched in one visit. The guides do their best to explain the details of the pictures and the artifacts to you.
Written January 6, 2022
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Clarise P
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
I would highly recommend visiting the museum if you are in the area. The staff are helpful and give plenty of information to you. It’s heartbreaking to revisit how this has impacted people in Sri Lanka and a truly important experience.
Written January 5, 2022
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Michał K
11 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
If you are in the neighborhood you should visit this place. It not very big but a visit here is very informative. You will learn how tsu nami is generated and you will learn history of the most significant one in our times. Very friendly guide.
Written December 30, 2021
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Laedine
Switzerland501 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Gives a brief overview what happened in 2004. A bit more interaction would be needed in order to give here a clearer view what desaster struck the costal area then.
Written November 24, 2021
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ginqdavis105
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
The tsunami museum was a great place to visit. But a very sad place. The place had pictures of different incidents during the tsunami and the guide gave us a full detailed explanation as well.

A sad but a must visit place.
Written November 7, 2021
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Yashodha K
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Family
Very informative and very friendly guide. Gives a flashback to the tragedy of 2004 and how Sri Lanka suffered as a nation.
Written May 16, 2021
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dsajms
Australia24 contributions
Mar 2020
A chance to talk to some people who were there.
We had no idea what it was like back home. The media could not possibly portray the terror, grief and sadness.
Written March 23, 2020
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cherihunter2018
Harpenden, UK5 contributions
Feb 2020
worth a visit the man running this should be applauded for his on going determination in making sure the victims are not forgotten
Written March 10, 2020
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Henrik P
Kungsbacka, Sweden34 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
When visiting Hikkaduwa a visit here I simply a must.
Great info about tsunamis and why, how they occur.
Of course also a lot of pictures from the 2004 tsunami, first wave and the devastation that followed after the second.
Don't miss!
Written March 5, 2020
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