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Community Tsunami Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Community Tsunami Museum is aimed educating communities on Tsunami and preserve the memories of 2004 Tsunami. This museum is the continuation of the efforts of Third Wave Volunteers lead by Dr. Alison Thompson (author of The Third Wave - A volunteer...more
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95th Km of Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 731 6664
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks to the hard work of Priyanthi and her family, residents of Peraliya, this Community Tsunami Museum was created. It is a labour of love, after the devastation of the 26 Dec 2004 tsunami. The maximum impact was felt in Galle area with residents and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank dilnazb2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from hikkaduwa which is worth doing just to see the comings and goings. The museum has an informative section upon entering which talks you through the history and geology of both Sri Lanka and the cause of tsumani. The rest of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Drbigloveuk
Reviewed 6 September 2019

This education centre teaches you about earth quakes to start with. Then as you travel around the museum you automatically feel fear of what you are about to see next... And what you learn is the great misfortunes these towns have endured and even though...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Christina G
Reviewed 3 September 2019

This is a free museum to see the photos of the devastation that the Tsunami caused to the whole country, with informative facts on the causes of the tsunami and how they pulled together to rebuild what had been lost. They do ask for an...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lesley J
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

The man who talked us through each room had lost 2 brothers in the tsunami and many friends. The pictures alone were incredible. This organisation does a lot for those victims affected by the tsunami. Entry is 500 per person which is well worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Beckybrummer
Reviewed 5 May 2019 via mobile

Price is 500 rupees. Informative staff who were there on the day. Museum is designed to support preparedness and readiness for future disasters.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank CristianF765
Reviewed 29 April 2019

There are some pictures which clearly show how bad the impact was. So stunning. They still have the foundation of the old house which was washed away.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mohan A
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

The museum gave clearer picture of the tsunami tragedy happened in 2004. It displays gaphic photos taken during tsunami. You need to pay entrance fees! Cannot remember how much. You also need to open your shoes in the museum.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank itskhairee
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

Loads of facts about the tsunami and many photos some graphic of the aftermath. Very sad and very humbling. Was the best experience of the day. Absolutely worth a visit if in the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sallyhatesflying
Reviewed 17 April 2019

Solemn experience for travelers who want to know how the locals are expressing their grief and recovery.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Bawan S
10 February 2018|
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Response from I6103NRchrism | Reviewed this property |
Donation only
6 February 2018|
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Response from Dramaqueenhelen | Reviewed this property |
We relied on our driver so I don’t know but assume 7 days a week at this popular time of year. Maybe , ask your tour operator or driver.
rosemary m
19 November 2015|
Response from estheru21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is still located in a shack which is part of the original structure reconstructed. No. The new memorial is not built yet. However there is another hut located in the same compound with more photographs of the disaster.