Colombo National Museum

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Colombo National Museum
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This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
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aruna s
Colombo, Sri Lanka278 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Very nice place.
Dignity and proud of 🇱🇰 .
Really i like the place.
We can learn abut srilanka history
Written 2 February 2021
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UKbadiabranca
Colombo, Sri Lanka688 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Friends
Worth a visit. I'm not a great fan of museums but enjoyed a couple of hours here and saw some interesting exhibits.
Written 9 October 2020
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Bhaskar_10
New Delhi, India2,268 contributions
Feb. 2020
Visited on 22/February/2020

Entry Fee applicable

This place was one of the visit places in the Colombo tour itinerary and this place gives you a understanding of the history of Colombo, its establishment and so on.
Displays are interesting and of interest for all those who love to know in-depth about the place of visit.

If this makes you interested then do visit.
Written 27 April 2020
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Traveladventures2727
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
A large number of diverse artefacts, from many eras, all labelled. Sculpture, paintings, fabric, jewellery, pottery, currency, etc
The building itself is beautiful.
Written 10 April 2020
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jenny j
Canberra, Australia25 contributions
Feb. 2020
Easy to find your way through the exhibition as there are clear signposts throughout guiding you to each gallery. The exhibits and information provided give a good insight into centuries of Sri Lankan history. We visited after a 2 week trip around Sri Lanka and our visit helped to cement and make sense of what we had seen on our trip. Worth visiting.
Written 28 March 2020
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mustpppp
Mumbai, India53 contributions
Dec. 2019
A huge collection of very nice artefacts - lots of statues, paintings, bric-a-brac, etc. Good explanations of all material displayed.

Some the paintings on cloth are immense.

Very imposing building. Everything kept in very good condition in a neat and clean environment. Definitely a pride of Sri Lanka!

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

The canteen adjacent is a bit grubby. I suspect used by all museum staff.
Written 15 March 2020
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springbank
Greve, Denmark3,614 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
We weren’t blown away, but it’s a nice museum. It is located in a nice, old House built 150 years ago by the British. You can see the items from the prehistoric age, the iron a age, lots of Buddha skulptures, old paintings, stone sculptures, Ganesha sculptures, old clothes and jewelrys, agriculture from the past and coins for example. We missed exhibits from the last 100 years. But overall it was interesting. No air-condition is available, only fans.
Written 2 March 2020
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aphector
High Wycombe, UK59 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Spent all morning wandering around the very informative museum. It was good to revisit information about the places we’d visited during our three week stay. Good value for money with the combined ticket for the Natural History museum too.
Written 1 March 2020
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Natalie T
26 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Especially if you want to escape the hot Colombo centre this is a very good option. It is not that big but equipped with many interesting things to see and to learn about Sri Lanka. Take your time and enjoy many different aspects of art, culture, religion, handcraft, historical cities, excavations... and many other things :)
Written 24 February 2020
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graham s
Northampton, UK47 contributions
Jan. 2020
It was nice to spend an hour here all very informative on life in Sri Lanka a very well laid out display as we was on a coach tour it was not long enough to appreciate all this museum had to offer but what we did see would make us come back to have a longer stay.
Written 24 February 2020
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