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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  • It’s an awesome building , and the Team is well organised . The entry fee is 1000, less than 2€ - of course, giving change back is a problem, so make sure you can pay the exact amount. The main problem was, I couldn’t resist the heat. There is no ac, and you are sweating like sh**. Maybe it’s better during the morning time. I don’t think it is a must do/see during your time in Colombo.
  • Guys, if you're interested in history and want to spend some time... Visit the museum and you'll have a great time! Its clean and well handled

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