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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.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good43%
  • Average28%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We enjoyed the museum and the information on the culture that it presented. We found that it is getting tired though and the exhibits and information need to be refreshed. There is lots to see and the entry fees are very reasonable but the museum...More

Thank michaelfitzg
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The major downside with this museum is that you can only buy an information booklet at the end of your walk around. However the exhibitions are in really good condition and there are some very nice artefacts that are well displayed. There is a lack...More

Thank pearlkp
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We had a great tour of the museum with a variety of items depicting the Sri Lankan culture and inheritance on display.

Thank Denis P
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for the icons, paintings, writings and artefacts of sinhaleae culture. I loved seeing the ivory combs and writing implements. However, the museum isn't set out in chronological or logical order, so I personally didn't feel like I understood how what I...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum is having collection of sculptures of Buddist momuments. and cerrtain collections of Portugese, Dutch & British period. This building is under renovation

Thank kasanadivenkatesha
Reviewed 17 January 2017

we love the library, the library inside the Colombo National Museum hold best collection of Arts and humanities

Thank johnbarnes2017
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Worth spending time understanding the history and interesting to know how it differs from place to place.

Thank Aaryathara
Reviewed 14 January 2017

a good place to have a taste of sri lankan history. but must mention that its maintanance is not up to date. so many valueble artifacts and paintings are just about to get destroyed.

Thank Alex s
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The museum is located in a huge, and I mean HUGE white colonial building that was the residence of the British government. It must cost a fortune to upkeep it and consequently it is in disrepair undergoing 'some' restorations. The collections are so-so, with old...More

Thank Gournemanz
Reviewed 4 January 2017

staff at entrance are NOT allowed to smile, very depressive attitude. the place is eaten up by humidity its a shame

Thank Roger T
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19 November 2017|
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Response from Prasad V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the building was constructed with bricks and masonary. If you wand further details visit, museum.gov.lk See bellow is a General Description . The Colombo Museum as it was called at the beginning was established on... More
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