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The 2004 tsunami has left a deep scar on the memories of Sri Lankans. Everywhere we went in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annette A
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Sydney, Australia
Shocking Reminder

We popped along to the little hut by the side of the road, with the gigantic Barmain Style Buddha... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan P
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 2004 tsunami has left a deep scar on the memories of Sri Lankans. Everywhere we went in affected areas people seemed to want to talk about their experiences. It may have happened quite some time ago but it is obvious that there is still...More

Thank Annette A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped along to the little hut by the side of the road, with the gigantic Barmain Style Buddha looming in the background. We entered the hut to see the photo's and it was absolutely shocking, graphic and shocking. The guide in the hut explained...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is a small exhibition located in the damaged house of a local family who have now moved to a different part of the area. It is full of images from the aftermath of the tsunami as well as written accounts from those directly...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We arrived in a tuk tuk from the River House. A pleasant drive along the area which was hit. Arrived at the Museum which was created by the lady that lived their and a foreigners help. Amazing detail and pictures. All so very raw and...More

1  Thank shazrnz
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We had our driver take us to this museum despite him preferring to travel along the highway. The drive along the coast road is longer, but the experience at this 'museum' was haunting and brought tears to all our eyes. It is just an old...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

The Tsunami Photo Museum has been built with lot of love and passion. The photos, the collection of things and the stories touch the heart deeply. I remember watching the news when I was only 18. I remember my parents trying to reach family in...More

1  Thank Glo o
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

It was simply touching. So many sad storkes and pictures. The Best of the tsunami museums. I would recommend it.

Thank Johanne O
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing little museum. Really gives food for thoughts. Don’t let the look of the museum on the outside trick you. We Will definatwly recommend it.

Thank Kirstine O
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

This small museum provides an emotional insight of the tragedy that was the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. An amazing woman built this little museum on the floor of the family home she lost in the tsunami. She has brought lots of stories including her own...More

1  Thank evajpinkney
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Deeply moved by this little place and the lady who runs it. Hearing her personal memories while looking at the photo collection brought home the horrors Sri Lankan people endured in 2004. Sad beyond words. Highly recommend a visit. Do leave a donation if you...More

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