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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta | Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Central Province, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 71 290 8181
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Ruins are protected

Grate history of Sigiriya is described in this place to you in several languages as well as in pictures and videos. Some items have been recreated in there. you can ask help from... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maharagama, Sri Lanka
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

visited this building as part of the tour of the rock. A featureless concrete nuclear bunker built by the Chinese or the Japanese, not sure which, in which blck and white A4 size photographs adorn the featureless concrete walls. There is a model of the rock in a glass display case showing the top of the rock, which, as I... More 

Thank neville a
Maharagama, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Grate history of Sigiriya is described in this place to you in several languages as well as in pictures and videos. Some items have been recreated in there. you can ask help from officers @ there to more explanations.

Thank masithasenevirathne
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum price is included in your entry to the site. After heading in it is over to the right hand side. A large building but it is not filled to the rafters. There is lots of information though and nice to read up on this before you go and do the climb.

Thank John S
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Houses a huge collection of photographs describing the states of the ruins at the time of discovery and subsequent restoration processes. Collection of artefacts are very few. But the replica of the wall paintings of original rock fortress is worth mentioning. Overall an okay experience.

Thank Doc_Subhajit17
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13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum is near the ticket counter and even though not a must-visit, its worth-visit as you can gather information about Sigiriya.

Thank SandeepP3090
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the museum's all the smallest details and I will record every body to visit atleast once to this place.it was very informative

Thank Hasmukh S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dont know how this place can be so run down after opening less than 10 years ago! Clearly none of the $30 sigiriya entrance fee invested here. Gloomy throughout and no aircon. Water features (presumably replicating the grand water gardens) left to clog up with algae. Dogs and monkeys roaming free However, some useful bits of info to be... More 

Thank Geoff B
Rotherwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth visiting the museum whilst walking up Sigiriya rock and gardens as its included within your entrance fee to the site. It tells you how the treasurers of the rock were re found by a British General whilst the country was under British colonial rule in the 18th century, it also gives valuable information on the era that the king... More 

Thank Laurence771
Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is the best place in sigrirya to understand the long history of the country and different kings who ruled the region

Thank Gugan_Ilango
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum have the structure of normal museum but it's lacking the essentials of that kind of a building... considering the great history of Sigiriya.. the museum only has the fraction of it....

Thank Sunimal R

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