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Colombo National Museum

Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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This museum of Asian civilizations is one of the oldest in Sri Lanka.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 77 838 3798
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to learn about Sri Lankan history and culture over a long period of time. This is a place worth visiting for both kids and adults alike. Only problem here is, management doesn't look professional enough. Over the years , management...More

Thank Chathubhanu
Reviewed 6 days ago

The National Museum! Sounds important and it should be! But unfortunately not for the people who manage it. The place is filled with many historical artifacts of Sri Lanka and at the same time no proper facilities such as toilets or wheelchair access, etc are...More

1  Thank Suranga R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best museums I've seen in the country. The exposition is perfectly arranged a clear path through the rooms and all texts in multiple languages. Pictures are allowed and the staff is very friendly. I have learned a great deal about the country,...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many items of historical value are available. Describe the evolution of Sri Lankan culture from the era of kings.

Thank Chameleon91
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a museum kind of person. But having many hours ahead of our flight we decided to visit the museum. I must say that it was a very informative visit. It is a Long history lesson and there were so much to see...More

Thank Chong A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did enjoy learning more about Sri Lanka by visiting this museum. There's no air conditioner, but fans inside kept the air flowing. Exhibits give a good window into life and culture from prehistoric to near modern times. Scale models also demonstrate the advanced engineering...More

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By world standards, a very average museum. We paid 1000 rupee each to visit (tourists pay, locals dont). It's almost an Ikea experience where once you start, you can't get out until you have past everything. There are 2 buildings in the complex and I...More

1  Thank rodgs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has about 10 sections and the building is majestic on its own. Sections include anuradhapura era, pollonaruwa era, Kandy era, oil paintings, normal paintings, village life and many more. Can easily spend a day learning about the marvelous craftsmanship of our country. Was...More

Thank Prari J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to learn more about the history of Sri Lanka. Huge collection of Buddha statues and artefacts with English explanation, house in a beautiful Colonial Style building. Need at least one hour. LKR1000 for one museum and LKR1200 for combination of 2 museums. Really...More

1  Thank dsyap90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite interesting to see some of the artefacts in the museum. Well layed out and easy to navigate. They have an app you can down load on the museum (but I could only get the begining to work but that is probably my fault as...More

Thank mustardbj
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2 August 2017|
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Response from taninthomas | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee in the museum is 600 srilanka rupees for the foreigners. For srilankans it's very cheap I think 100 only. The rate for camera is 250 separate.
14 January 2017|
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Response from Commanderlv | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately YES
14 January 2017|
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Response from shyamparekh | Reviewed this property |
You can contact on the following coordinates to double check what others have confirmed, in case if you want to be super sure. I remember that it's open from 9am and closes at 6 pm. You can check the website of Lankan... More