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Jaffna Archaeological Museum

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Closed for the day due to event taking place

Went past this museum a couple of times, it's not the most obvious place although very close to... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Salford, United Kingdom
Museum has potential but lacks money for necessary improvements

Charming, small museum which could do with a significant financial injection as there are some... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
The Netherlands
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10 Sep 2018
“Closed for the day due to event taking place”
2 weeks ago
“Poor ”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Navalar Road, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
+94 21 2 224574
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The artefacts are few.They have lots of models given by a school!The staff not well informed you have to pay a donation no fee.Needs a bit of improvement.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a missed opportunity. Small museum with few exhibits, very poor descriptions and very almost absent history. With Dutch fort on doorstep nothing despite this being an ongoing archeological site. Could be so much better. Shame missed opportunity.

Thank Gilly P
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Went past this museum a couple of times, it's not the most obvious place although very close to hospital road where we were staying. I would Advice if you can, that you check whether it is open before you go as it looks like the...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Filled with an amazing collection of artefacts going back centuries, not easy to locate but well worth it especially the seven hole musical water instrument

1  Thank 773Gareth
Reviewed 19 November 2017

No cameras / photographs / video permitted inside. No leaflets or books on Jaffna history. The staff are not educated on the subjects and dumb when questioned on Jaffna history. Although there is no entrance fee, the staff at the door point towards a till...More

2  Thank Harsha P
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Charming, small museum which could do with a significant financial injection as there are some interesting artifacts on display. Cases are old and badly maintained which doesn't contribute to the condition of the objects. Very kind manager to show you around. Summarizing, definitely worth a...More

1  Thank Travellerfr0mH0lland
Reviewed 30 July 2017

There are a lot of things that talk of the history. You need to visit this place to see the collection. Need a lot of work in the field of preservation. The museum building is in a terrible state. The roof is leaking to the...More

2  Thank vhmbs
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is a hidden gem if you are interested in history and archaeology. Its also a good place to get out of the hot mid-day sun! The collection is eclectic and not very well displayed. But there is a very friendly staff person who...More

2  Thank Manori W
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Distorted history is partly rectified here.Worth a visit The artefacts from excavations throw some light to this ancient civilisation

1  Thank puvanachandra1947
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This museum is tucked away on a side street and looks run down but is well worth the visit. Lots of ancient interesting artefacts that give a great insight into the history and culture of this area of the Sri Lanka. The guide at the...More

2  Thank Sparkmel
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