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National Railway Museum

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Old Trains

This place reminds me of Thomas The Train! Wonderful experience. The place however needs to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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It is worth stopping at the National Railway Museum if driving through Kadugannawa. There are a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place reminds me of Thomas The Train! Wonderful experience. The place however needs to be kept clean and need good guides with good history knowledge.

Thank lindaabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth stopping at the National Railway Museum if driving through Kadugannawa. There are a number of old engines and carriages easily visible from the road if the museum itself is closed.

Thank hdias
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth to visit there if you have some free time on the way to Kandy or Colombo. Better for School children

Thank MikeJuliya
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The exhibits outside the Museum were interesting. Were not able to see the museum inside as it was closed. The exhibits outside were really interesting. The museum is adjacent to the railway station. The museum is on the road from Colombo to Kandy.

Thank StevenP3423
Reviewed August 28, 2018

kids enjoyed the history of Sri Lankan railway system, easy off road parking,toilets and other facilities near by

Thank Sam D
Reviewed July 22, 2018

The small museum consists of a few locomotives and compartments but the collection inside the buildings are really important for a person to learn about Sri Lankan railways and old Tablet system. The staff is friendly and are always willing to assist people who seek...More

Thank Don A
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Your ticket for the venue will also be a railway ticket (the card). We were asked if we would like a guided tour and of course we said yes. The guide was not too keen but he did cover all items in the main room....More

Thank gold-kitty
Reviewed January 9, 2018

Good collection of railway-related items and actual train engines. Poor maintenance of premises and lack of a guide for those who are unfamiliar with the exhibits is a drawback. There is a restored railway carriage at the very end where a documentary on the Sri...More

Thank ShyamaliRanaraja
Reviewed December 2, 2017

The National Rail Museum had already closed by the time I had arrived into Kadugannawa which was a shame as I would have liked to have spent some time in the museum. There are locomotives, carriages and rail cars located outside but within the museum...More

2  Thank paullegate
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, museum itself was closed when we got there past 4 but we could take some photos from outside and actually climbed up open engines. Security was not strict because of rain perhaps. It is very impressive display and hope to go back again when...More

1  Thank MommyandmeColombo
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