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Tsunami Photo Museum

Templeroad | just north of Hikkaduwa, Telwatta, Sri Lanka
+94 91 3 900884
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Confronting & Informative

You just have to go & see this. It may not be what you expect as it is two small separate areas... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Albany, Australia
Very very Impressive

The 'tour' starts with the explanation about the Tsunami. The photo's are very impressive. The... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Thomas H
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Templeroad | just north of Hikkaduwa, Telwatta, Sri Lanka
+94 91 3 900884
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

You just have to go & see this. It may not be what you expect as it is two small separate areas under a roof. One being the original home of the lady who looks after it, that was swept away in the Tsunami. It...More

Thank Bearscage
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The 'tour' starts with the explanation about the Tsunami. The photo's are very impressive. The guides actually experienced the Tsunami, that makes it even more unrealistic what has happened..

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It has been said in all other reviews, but when you are near, you must visit this. We all know what happened during the tsunami, but when you see the photo's in this small museum, only than do you understand the impact of what happened...More

Thank edlauwerens
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

This place is very impressive and moving. I think it really is a must see in Sri Lanka. There are photos, maps, drawings and personal stories and it really had an impact on me. The story about a mom who couldn't hold on to her...More

1  Thank Ditalion
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

A small museum which holds an impressive photo collection regarding the Tsunami. It tells a detailed story what happened. There are also photos not suited for smaller children.

Thank PBTN
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Very humbling visit to hear first hand from a local lady who has turned her ruined family home into a photo museum. It documents the terrible events of the 2004 Tsunami and it's efect on Hikkaduwa - a must see place to get a sense...More

Thank Paul Q
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

You clearly see the impact of the tsunami and the woman gives an vivid explanation of what happened here. If you have the time I would really recommend this museum. If you don't have the time to go to the museum you can buy the...More

Thank Sabien P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Fascinating and upsetting. A simple road side museum with graphic photos and testimonials. An ideal place to pay your respects and make a donation.

Thank Haybales167
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We called here on way to Galle. This was made by local people who were also in there to give a first persons account of this tragic event in 2004. The documents and photos and maps highlight all that the local people had endured and...More

Thank Villains
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

An astonishing reminder of the power of the ocean. Very moving visit. Warning to families with young children some of the photos are very graphic but also very important to remember what the Sri Lankan people went through in 2004 so many families lost loved...More

Thank Trudy L
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