Learn about the history of the nation, its people, and its natural habitats at Colombo National Museum, one of the country's premier cultural institutions. Established in 1877 under British colonial rule, the museum possesses a large collection of artifacts and specimens related to the nation's cultural and natural heritage, displayed in rooms arranged by date and theme. Don't miss the crown jewels and throne of the last King of Kandy, returned to Sri Lanka by the British Government. Colombo National Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Colombo Edition.
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Colombo National Museum Reviews
We did this at the end of a two week trip around Sri Lanka and it puts all that we saw into perspective and joined the dots for us (where we were confused about who ruled when and where)! Many example... more »
Nice place, if your interested about history you must visit there, kind chear, too old guns, some kind of real old dress you can see, nice ground have if you visit as a family or friends you can enjoy... more »
The Museum was Amazing. Price of admission LKR100 for Local. We spent around 5 hours there but if we read every text and looked at everything in detail we could've easily spent 1 day there. Lovely Place, Interesting display of collection. Educating.Nice touch, very Clean and very friendly staff as well. Great for Students. I'd love to come back here.
I had read other reviews about this museum and thought the comments about the lack of air con were a bit precious, but they weren't. It was uncomfortably hot in there. The exhibitions make up for that however. There is a wealth of amazing artifacts for you to cruise. If you like museums then this is a must. As a bonus check out the street of people selling amazing paintings roadside at the back exit of the museum.
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