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Tsunami Photo Museum

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Address: Templeroad | just north of Hikkaduwa, Telwatta, Sri Lanka
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A MUST TO VISIT

Seeing the photographs of the Tsunami really opens your eyes to the deviststion of the incident. These people went through so much and lost so many loved ones. The photographs are... read more

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Terri W
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Seeing the photographs of the Tsunami really opens your eyes to the deviststion of the incident. These people went through so much and lost so many loved ones. The photographs are graphic and you will walk around in tears. But please go in and give generously as all donations go back to the museum to keep it going and to... More 

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Thank Terri W
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A very moving and eye opening experience. The photos tell no lies, it is difficult to look at some of them. The lady who runs this place provides some explanations behind the photos, she was only ten when the tsunami happened and got emotional when telling us about her family and experience. We got emotional just looking at the photos.... More 

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Thank ATraveller79
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is donation only and built on the site of a family's home which was destroyed during the tsunami. It's very basic, just two rooms filled with photos and accounts of the events which adds to the experience. It's very raw and thought provoking. A really worth while visit and very interesting to chat to the woman and hear... More 

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Thank EmilyCoff
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you travel to Hikkaduwa I would recommend visiting the turtle hatchery and then the tsunami museum. Very graphic, informative photos in the museum gave a glimpse into the destruction. Very moving images.

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Thank Cathal C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Very moving display of photos and written stories from people affected by the tsunami. It highlights how much the lovely people of Sri Lanka have suffered........we were very quiet for a couple of hours on leaving reflecting on this dreadful time.

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Thank lemonpuff2016
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

A very informative small museum that only take 30mins to visit. It is completely shocking to see what the poor people of Sri Lanka were subjected to 13 years ago. It must not be forgotten. However - WORD OF CAUTION - I took my 8 and 10 year old children and while the first room was very interesting and informative,... More 

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Baroda
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

This small, rough building has an incredible display of photos. The signs are hand lettered with lots of English misspellings which, to me, gave it authenticity and credibility. It definitely is not slick and professional. It is raw and heartfelt. We are very grateful our tuk tuk driver recommended it or we would not have been aware of its existence.

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Thank Prudy N
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We hired a driver and came through during our trip from induruwa to unwatuna. Make sure you don't miss this as it really does highlight how devastating the event was. This only requires donations to enter but it is well worth it!

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Thank TKandJT
London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

we stopped here just before sunset on our way back from Galle . to say i was very moved by the visit would be an understatement , we have no idea living in the uk what those people went through and we have no notion of the horror they lived through . there was a lady in the museum ,... More 

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Thank binkynsteve
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stopped here on our way to Galle. It´s a photography collection of this big natural dissaster, and there are other items such pictures from kids that experienced and survived the tsunami. It´s really moving and you can see people crying when reading comments, posters or watching the pictures. You can´t probably feel what it was like that day, but... More 

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