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Colombo National Museum

Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good43%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Sri Lanka or the Pearl of the Indian Ocean has a very long history. It covers a lot of areas, before the Portuguese, Dutch & The British encroached & exploited it's beauty. Can witness a lot of history. & I suggest you need a day...More

Thank Aruna G
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We were taken here by our driver. Many of the exhibitions were closed for renovations. What we saw was interesting. Some exhibitions needed some attention, a dust and a clean. We did however learn some interesting history. If we hadn't been taken here by our...More

Thank Bron J
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The cetntrally located colonial type building with hundreds of items used in the sri lankan history preserved and displayed. Excellent place for touring families who are keen to know the thousands of years old history of sri lanka.

Thank Iffthi
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Some interesting artefacts - Buddhas in particular we liked - but the entrance is confusing and the museum is pretty much all being renovated so the foreigner ticket cost was a bit steep - although you can use your tickets at the national history museum...More

Thank HaveBabyWillTravel77
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I love museums and how they bring me lasting memories of a city/country through a replay of its history through the ages. Considering Sri Lanka and India share a common history (and some bit of mythology), I was excited about the trip to the National...More

Thank sumitsingla81
Reviewed 28 August 2016

You can simply see and entertain or you also can Study deeply and get an sound knowledge about the subject..

Thank Hotel-Leala
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Sri Lanka with over a 2500 years of recorded history has very little to display at the premium museum in Colombo. Housed in a large complex there was no directory for visitors. Many artifacts were covered and some dimly lit. The whole place needs a...More

Thank Channa R
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

You pay 600 rupees for the ticket to natural history museum and national museum. If it's your first few days in Colombo, the artifacts are nice and interesting, but I have been to ancient cities in the north and It was nothing new for me....More

Thank Živa J
Reviewed 19 August 2016

it was partially under construction when i went there so i assume it should be better. they sell combo ticket for this one and a nature museum close to it. i did not enjoy the nature museum, it's way too old and small, but the...More

Thank Magicmaxy
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a building that has so much potential to be great. However, currently it is in urgent need for a major renovation! The flow of the museum galleries does not make much sense. On the upper floor, the old water colour section has no...More

Thank WK S
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Response from shyamparekh | Reviewed this property |
You can contact on the following coordinates to double check what others have confirmed, in case if you want to be super sure. I remember that it's open from 9am and closes at 6 pm. You can check the website of Lankan... More
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Response from spotpro | Reviewed this property |
The Colombo museum as it was called at the beginning was established on 1 January 1877. It founder was Sir William Henry Gregory the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time. The Royal Asiatic Society (CB) was... More