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Jaffna Archaeological Museum

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This place is a hidden gem if you are interested in history and archaeology. Its also a good place... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Miniature one

Condition of the museum is on the verge of "destruction" and interior lighting and ventilation... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
Natraj S
Jaffna, Sri Lanka
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6 Apr 2018
“Well worth a visit”
19 Nov 2017
“Jaffna Archaeological Museum”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Navalar Road, Jaffna 40000, Sri Lanka
+94 21 2 224574
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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

1  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 ManoriW
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
Reviewed 7 October 2016

it was a nice visit. donation is appreciated for this place. photos only allowed outside. a very small building, but a lot of history.

1  Thank Thamara T
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Condition of the museum is on the verge of "destruction" and interior lighting and ventilation feels like in a mountain cave. Only one lady officer provide English explanation or answer to questions. Should the government will pay attention to the status of this important place?

3  Thank Natraj S
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Not the best site in jaffna but a couple of interesting artefacts to see. Not much information on the exhibits, but for a region so recently at peace, was surprised to see any thing at all. Located on a quiet street and incorporated it on...More

1  Thank TR4Europe
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