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“Well worth a visit”

Jaffna Archaeological Museum
Ranked #25 of 32 things to do in Jaffna
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Filled with an amazing collection of artefacts going back centuries, not easy to locate but well worth it especially the seven hole musical water instrument

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

No cameras / photographs / video permitted inside. No leaflets or books on Jaffna history. The staff are not educated on the subjects and dumb when questioned on Jaffna history. Although there is no entrance fee, the staff at the door point towards a till when exiting and block you until you drop in at least 1 yellow note. Disgusting attitude by the administrators.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Charming, small museum which could do with a significant financial injection as there are some interesting artifacts on display. Cases are old and badly maintained which doesn't contribute to the condition of the objects. Very kind manager to show you around. Summarizing, definitely worth a visit, but don't expect a topnotch museum.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

There are a lot of things that talk of the history. You need to visit this place to see the collection. Need a lot of work in the field of preservation. The museum building is in a terrible state. The roof is leaking to the artifacts.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is a hidden gem if you are interested in history and archaeology. Its also a good place to get out of the hot mid-day sun!
The collection is eclectic and not very well displayed. But there is a very friendly staff person who shows you around and while she does rather rush you through the different sections, you can also ask her to slow down and allow you to linger (we asked and she complied).
There are many interesting artefacts and also some very random ones (boomerangs from australia, polynesian knick-knacks!) so keep your expectations low and you will have fun!

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