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Quick visit before visiting the ruins

Tickets to visit Pollonaruwa are sold here. This museum is interesting to get a quick overview of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Summerstrand, South Africa
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Start at the museum, then go to the sites

We started of here at the museum and bought all the entry tickets to all the sites for 18000 family... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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| Sacred City, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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Buy your tickets at the museum for the whole area. Good to visit museum first to get an idea what you will be seeing. Some say prices are high, but for 2 -3 hours of wandering around these sites we thought it reasonable. Museum has...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Buy your tickets here, as they will be checked several times while you visit all the ruins. Current price is $25 (at a current exchange rate in rupees) for foreigners.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eva J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small museum with some very nice sculptures. Some background on the ruins at the arscheological site.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank amsterdam05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tickets to visit Pollonaruwa are sold here. This museum is interesting to get a quick overview of what you're about to see. Also some beautiful Hindu statues. There are very detailed explanations about each ruin, we skipped over those though.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank _Hanne_M77
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Located outside the archeological park and near the ticket counter, the small museum would give you a feeling of the history of the place you're going to visit, an idea of the splendor that must have been the capital of the second oldest kingdom of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

The Museum is located near the Heritage Site Entry Ticket counter and can be visited prior visiting the Archaeological Sites. It is a small Museum, basically displaying Artifacts connected with ancient capital located at Polonnaruwa. The Artifacts are well displayed, especially the miniature models of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

...to first go and see the museum before you visit the outside temples and built structures - lots of information, best with a guide

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matthias F
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We started of here at the museum and bought all the entry tickets to all the sites for 18000 family of five and another 3000 for a private guide . The museum should be the first start of the tour as there are the replicas...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MN8888
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This was our introduction to the local area. Worth taking the time to have a look and appreciated the local area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LikeTraveler
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited here before going to the ruins and work h a quick walk through visit as the miniature scale models help you visualise what you see later. A one way walk through operation seems to be in place which is good. Watch out for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathryn B
July 7, 2018|
Response from sunimalr2016 | Reviewed this property |
I’m only aware that tickets can be purchase only from the museum entrance since I have purchased like that only. At that there’s no any crowd so I didn’t need to find other means. However you may find other alternatives by... More