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Templeroad | Just North of Hikkaduwa, Telwatta, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a small set up with photos of that fateful day in 2004, first-hand accounts of survivors, completely funded only by donations from the public. It was really sad to look back to the unimaginable horrors that these people went through, with the entire beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jingying1101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tiny museum has a great but very sad collection of photos from the tsunami. A Buddhist monk gave us a short but informative talk about the tragedy. A memorial statue statue shows the water height.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robyn-Wendy
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This is a small family run museum with fee for foreigners visiting approx 250 LKR . Filled with photos and few remints of the boxing day tsunami photos are not allowed inside ..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bhattji_official
Reviewed 6 November 2018

it was our tour plan which was made by Mihin Leisure and our driver took us there when were on our way to Bnetota from Galle. so sad to see what happened to the people from Tsunami and all pictures tell you the story of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Susan e
Reviewed 19 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 17 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ryantyson09
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Annette A
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank SusanP429
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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank V9322QAandrewc
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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank shazrnz
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Response from papsLondon | Reviewed this property |
Costs very little. I went by tuk tuk and gave the driver double what he asked which was only £2! Worth the trip. Very moving place.