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Colombo National Museum
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$35.00*
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Private Half-Day Colombo City Tour
Ranked #19 of 145 things to do in Colombo
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Owner description: This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
Colombo
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149 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Informative”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Situated in Colombo 7. It is a sprawling building. Contains artefacts of great interest, with descriptive legends. A must for school children. At least a trained guide on request can be an added advantage, if made available by the museum authorities.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

Old fashioned but the HSBC sponsored rooms are quite good. The rest of the museum is old fashioned but worth visiting as there are some interesting things to see.

Visited March 2012
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Phuket, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It was very nice to be there.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

It was very nice to be there. so much information to collect but too hot in there.if they consider some sort of ways to bring the heat down then we can atealest spend some time in there.
I know it's a attarction so worries. it's a must see palces if anyone visitng colombo.

Visited August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Wish I could have stayed longer but it was too hot!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

It was good, the information is probably all very interesting but - there's a bit too much information to concentrate on and it's extremely hot as there is no air-conditioning. I can understand this as it would cost a fortune to cool the building down. I'd say it's worth visiting if you just go to see one or two rooms, but if you want to see the whole building then you might need to take a few fans and some water!

Visited September 2012
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A piece of history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

There isn't much to say its a museum with a lot of history in it. I'm writing this review to give all the history buffs thinking of visiting the museum that it is very hot. There are no air conditioning and in some rooms poor ventilation. So make sure to stock up on water bottles and summer clothing.

Visited October 2011
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