Colombo National Museum, Colombo

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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 Edition.
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  • Excellent museum highlighting the history of Sri Lanka and all visitors to the country should spend some time learning about the country. Worth an hour or so during ones time in Colombo 
    Excellent museum highlighting the history of Sri Lanka and all visitors to the country should spend some time learning about the country. Worth an hour or so during ones time in Colombo  more »
  • The National Museum has now been revamped and there is much more educational and recreational activities for the kids. several of the exhibits have been renovated and the area is very clean and... 
    The National Museum has now been revamped and there is much more educational and recreational activities for the kids. several of the exhibits have been renovated and the area is very clean and...  more »
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  • Good place, many interesting exhibits. But unfortunately, more than half of the halls are now closed. The museum building was built by the British in the late 19th century, and it still looks beautiful and monumental. There is also a beautiful small courtyard near the museum where you can relax from the heat and appreciate the architecture of the museum. There is a cafeteria near the museum, as well as another museum - the Museum of Natural History. For foreigners, the ticket costs 1200 RS. If you want to visit the second museum as well, it is better to buy a special combo ticket(around 1500RS), so as not to buy two tickets separately. Also, neither the museum nor the cafe had water, so it is better to buy it in advance.
  • One of the most valuable place in Sri Lanka, situated in the heart of Colombo which included thousands of artifacts to see and cannot study all at a whole day. It consists of two main museums including Colombo National Museum and National Museum of Natural History. Internal Canteen is available with reasonable prices. Opens everyday from 9am to 5pm (except public holidays).

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