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A written review can never do justice to this small but moving photo museum remembering the tsunami... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chris L
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A must see

The 2004 tsunami has left a deep scar on the memories of Sri Lankans. Everywhere we went in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Annette A
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A written review can never do justice to this small but moving photo museum remembering the tsunami of Boxing Day 2004. The 30m wave devastated everything in its path, killing over 30,000 including nearly 2,000 on a train similar to the one that brings most...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is literally 3 rooms with different pictures. The first room being about how earthquakes and tsunamis are formed then the following 2 rooms of pictures from the boxing day tsunami. I must say though that it is incredibly sad to see some of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 2004 tsunami has left a deep scar on the memories of Sri Lankans. Everywhere we went in affected areas people seemed to want to talk about their experiences. It may have happened quite some time ago but it is obvious that there is still...More

Thank Annette A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped along to the little hut by the side of the road, with the gigantic Barmain Style Buddha looming in the background. We entered the hut to see the photo's and it was absolutely shocking, graphic and shocking. The guide in the hut explained...More

1  Thank Susan P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is a small exhibition located in the damaged house of a local family who have now moved to a different part of the area. It is full of images from the aftermath of the tsunami as well as written accounts from those directly...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We arrived in a tuk tuk from the River House. A pleasant drive along the area which was hit. Arrived at the Museum which was created by the lady that lived their and a foreigners help. Amazing detail and pictures. All so very raw and...More

1  Thank shazrnz
Reviewed 18 August 2018

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

Thank AussieTraveller3204
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

1  Thank Glo o
Reviewed 30 July 2018 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
Reviewed 29 July 2018 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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