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National Museum Kandy

National Museum, Kandy, Central Province, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 81 2 223867
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Sri Lankan History

Lots of good explanations of history and culture. Gave a clear idea of life in times past. Would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lesley S
Nice museum but too small

The museum has very nice exhibits but its a little too small. The entrance cost about 600 lkr and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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National Museum, Kandy, Central Province, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of good explanations of history and culture. Gave a clear idea of life in times past. Would have been even better if there were guides to provide further detail

Thank Lesley S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has very nice exhibits but its a little too small. The entrance cost about 600 lkr and it takes about 45mins to 1 hour to finish touring the museum

Thank MingKern
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has undergone extensive renovations since my last visit five years ago, where the collections on display were quite deteriorated and the environment not ideal. Since then however there has been great improvements in object condition, mountings and display lighting along with interesting and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's rite behind the temple of the tooth. Ticket price is 600 rupees. There is alot of artefacts from the kandyan era. Weapons clothing common house hold equipment from 200 years ago can be seen in this museum. You can learn quite alot about the...More

Thank Yohan P
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed this museum. It had a variety of types of exhibits and wasn't crowded, which was really nice. Worth a visit.

Thank Jamie D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

The entrance fee is LKR 600. Got to learn about the Kandyan kingdom a little bit. Nice old building, containing enough artifacts. Other than the ticketing counter, staff are friendly.

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

This museum has items which depict the various different aspects of historical and cultural events of the Kandyan kingdom. It has displays which showcase clothes, jewellery, weapons, coins, traditional painting, dancing, farm & pottery equipment. Being from Kandy I had visited this museum about 16...More

1  Thank Dhushan
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The building was used as the residence of King's consorts. The name "Palle Wahala" (a Sinhala term for lower palace) was given at the time of Kandyan kingdom. Later it was occupied by British government and now converted to the Museum. It has lot of...More

Thank Isuru P
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I usually like museums as I find facts and the displays interesting to a degree, but this museum inside the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is borderline terrible. It's poorly labelled, if labelled at all, it's hot and stuffy as there's no air-conditioning, and...More

1  Thank DJEargasm
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely place to be, calm and quiet. Lots of historical information and artifacts. Must visit place if you are in Kandy. Hope the authorities will keep it as it is. Lot to learn from about the proud Sri Lankan history

1  Thank Nigel P
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