Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum, Polonnaruwa: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Archaeological Museum Reviews: 4/5

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Kai Wah
Malaysia2,777 contributions
Overview of Polonnaruwa Architecture
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is hard to miss this museum where is located right after the ticketing counter of Polonnaruwa Ancient Site. Worth to check it out which provides a good overviews and narrations of the architecture and structures of the ancient world at Polonnaruwa. A short visit of 30 mins to have some basic understanding would make the visit to the heritage sites more meaningful.
Written March 11, 2020
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Sipke vink
Cairns, Australia201 contributions
A must see
Mar 2020 • Couples
Shame you are not aloud to make any pictures there are some interesting objects in display well worth it to see and explore
Written March 11, 2020
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Thom P
Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands446 contributions
Informative
Mar 2020 • Couples
Came here only because it was included in the ticket. Information about the site is very nice but I preferred to actually see the sites itself
Written March 9, 2020
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Flo
24 contributions
Disappointing - missing information
Feb 2020 • Couples
Some nice exponation pieces but very little information.
Why number the pieces if there are no explanations as to what the numbers are? Why put several pieces together with the mere description „hindu ritual utensils“ without any further information on how or what for they were used?
Please put some effort into proper curation of the museum!
Written February 24, 2020
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Terrance M
Hamilton, Canada3,139 contributions
A NICE INTRODUCTION TO POLONNARUWA'S RICHES
Jan 2020
While you cannot take photographs, the museum does give you some perspective of the site. Some pieces of note included a bronze chest, ancient hospital tools and statues of Siva Nataraja and the amply breasted Sivakamasundari. The layout is quality over quantity. It can readily be visited in under an hour.
Written February 5, 2020
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,673 contributions
Some nice exhibits but very old fashioned
Feb 2020 • Couples
Has done nice artefacts and gives an understanding of the site. So much more could be done with a couple of films and a bit of computer graphic work. An opportunity waiting to be taken
Written February 4, 2020
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DipuKV
Pune, India991 contributions
Comprehensive
Dec 2019
We had a thorough look at the place. Its treasures are amazing...great context to imbibe before you go through the place.
Written January 13, 2020
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phait_lee
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia527 contributions
A quick introduction to the past kingdoms and kings of Sri Lanka
Jan 2020 • Friends
The museum gives a quick introduction of what to expect from the Polonnaruwa archaeological site. It mainly showcases the 3 great kings of Sri Lanka, and the civilisation, education and religion that they brought to the people.

Unfortunately you can’t take pictures inside the museum.
Written January 11, 2020
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Bev
Beijing, China5 contributions
Museum...
Jan 2020
The museum has some interesting facts to give you a background into the history before you set off. Not the most interesting museum I’ve visited.
Written January 8, 2020
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zaawaaz
Singapore, Singapore118 contributions
No photos allowed, and lots of touts outside
Dec 2019
Near the place where you purchase tickets for the whole City.

There are many tout guides at the doorway and once you leave. You are also not allowed to take any photo even if for the writeups to read more on. The place is not recommended for the lacklustre service and respect for visitors.
Written December 14, 2019
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