Tsunami Photo Museum
Tsunami Photo Museum
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Alana
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What a heart wrenching experience learning firsthand about the tsunami from a survivor. I was so moved by her raw emotion and passion to share and make something good for a horrific experience. Very important to visit. Highly recommend.
Written 11 February 2024
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Jen S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was such an emotional experience but so glad we went as it was so insightful hearing firsthand accounts of what happened. The owner is so knowledgeable and the pictures are harrowing. It’s free to enter but you’ll definitely want to give a donation to support the great work him and his family are doing to support the victims.
Written 25 September 2023
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Kezhoughts
Perth, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A harrowing experience - very grateful to this venue for letting us see what happened here in December 2004 ! It’s very different seeing first hand the devastation that occurred rather than just seeing it on tv. Photos are graphic so if you have children perhaps make a decision whether you want them to see it. It is free to enter however they have a donation box - it is explained where all the donations go to and evidence provided. A really interesting tour I recommend
Written 20 June 2023
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Sacha Russell
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Must warn it is very graphic but definitely worth a visit. A local man has gathered photos from locals to create the museum. He gave us a tour of the heartbreaking photos & answered any questions. Completely free to visit but a donation is very welcomed by the kind owner & his family. Not too far a walk you can also visit the memorials of people who were sadly killed on a train.
Written 7 February 2023
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sajida018
Colombo, Sri Lanka88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
It brought back all my memories of 2004 tsunami where we lost 19 members including 2 babies and 4 kids from my family!! My heart was so heavy, my tearful eyes were searching among the pics to see if I could find someone from my family as their bodies were never found.

I wish you continue this for generations to remind the fury of the nature and we all humans are just dust in this earth and not one is superior to another.
Written 27 September 2022
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Maioha
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany713 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We made our sixth visit to the Tsunami Museum, enroute to Galle, and were welcomed once again by the lady owner. The strength of the tsunami and the devastating damage it did will be remembered forever in the photographs in the museum.
Written 29 January 2022
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chandwalu
aarau2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
A thought provoking collection of photographs which show how insignificant the human race is and how powerful yet unkind nature can be. We sincerely hope that nothing like this will ever happen again to the kind people of Sri Lanka! Thoroughly recommended! Entrance is free–donations for the orphaned children are welcome.
Written 30 December 2021
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RavWoj
Rybnik, Poland729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One cannot miss this if one wants to understand and feel the tragedy of tsunami. Photos, handwritten comments and descriptions make unimaginable impression. It is really hard to read and watch some of the drastic pictures. Tear come to the eyes.
Written 18 February 2020
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A small museum - well actually two places right next to each other - but which absolutely packs a punch. Done by survivors, it is a very personal space and the photos so not soft soap anything. Some are very hard hitting, but this is how it was. It is hard for an outside to get a true sense of what it was like but this museum does a good job of relaying the fear and utter devastation. A harrowing place but where the people are still so full of hope. A must visit in my opinion.
Written 14 February 2020
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Gabi P
Sydney, Australia138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a small museum but it has great information. It is a sad experience visiting and there are some horrific photos, but they are covered with a curtain so looking at those is optional. There is a room that describes what tsunamis are and gives a brief history. It's incredible when you look at the comparison of how many people died altogether. Very very sad. It's nice that you can make donations to children who lost their families and other sufferers of the tsunami. Worth a visit.
Written 8 February 2020
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