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Tsunami Photo Museum

Templeroad | just north of Hikkaduwa, Telwatta, Sri Lanka
+91 88002 37808
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Haunting

We had our driver take us to this museum despite him preferring to travel along the highway. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AussieTraveller3204
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Melbourne, Australia
Touches the heart

The Tsunami Photo Museum has been built with lot of love and passion. The photos, the collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Templeroad | just north of Hikkaduwa, Telwatta, Sri Lanka
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+91 88002 37808
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had our driver take us to this museum despite him preferring to travel along the highway. The drive along the coast road is longer, but the experience at this 'museum' was haunting and brought tears to all our eyes. It is just an old...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tsunami Photo Museum has been built with lot of love and passion. The photos, the collection of things and the stories touch the heart deeply. I remember watching the news when I was only 18. I remember my parents trying to reach family in...More

Thank Glo o
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was simply touching. So many sad storkes and pictures. The Best of the tsunami museums. I would recommend it.

Thank Johanne O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing little museum. Really gives food for thoughts. Don’t let the look of the museum on the outside trick you. We Will definatwly recommend it.

Thank Kirstine O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum provides an emotional insight of the tragedy that was the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. An amazing woman built this little museum on the floor of the family home she lost in the tsunami. She has brought lots of stories including her own...More

Thank evajpinkney
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Deeply moved by this little place and the lady who runs it. Hearing her personal memories while looking at the photo collection brought home the horrors Sri Lankan people endured in 2004. Sad beyond words. Highly recommend a visit. Do leave a donation if you...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

This small museum was built by a collaboration of a Sri Lankan women who lost her house on the building site of the museum an a Dutch volunteer. She tells an impactful story of how she experienced the tsunami and it's aftermath. If you are...More

Thank Axel B
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Our driver stopped by here on the way to our hotel and I am glad he did as it was a very hard hitting and emotional experience. It is quite graphic, which some of the photos not leaving anything out but really brings it home...More

Thank LizzWilly01
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Out of all the beautiful sights we saw, it was time to see not the beauty of nature, but the effects of the destructive power of it. We were taken to a museum that a local woman had made in the ruins of her house...More

Thank Martin O
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is not a fancy air conditioned museum. This is the real thing, a photo display within a home destroyed and then rebuilt after the tsunami. This lady has opened up part of her home to share some very raw images and stories of that...More

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