Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

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Take an emotional journey through the history of the 2004 tsunami at Community Tsunami Museum. This museum educates communities about the dangers of tsunamis, while commemorating the 2004 tragedy that claimed so many lives. The tour starts with geological explanations, describing how tsunamis occur, how they are measured, and what warning systems can do to minimize the damage when one does strike. You'll continue on to see photographs of the area after the tsunami, giving you a sense of how the disaster affected Sri Lanka, and how people banded together to repair the damage across the island. Read the stories of people who survived and get a sense of the true horrors of this tragedy. Plan your visit to Community Tsunami Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planner.
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  • Extremely informative and humbling! A truly eyeopening experience, informative and poignant. Highly recommend a visit to gain a better understanding of the science behind these natural disasters, the....  more
    Extremely informative and humbling! A truly eyeopening experience, informative and poignant. Highly recommend a visit to gain a better understanding of the science behind these natural disasters, the....  more »
  • Both fascinating and horrifying to get at least some sense of the awfulness of the 2004 tsunami and its impact. And, at the same time, how the local people have risen to the challenge of dealing... 
    Both fascinating and horrifying to get at least some sense of the awfulness of the 2004 tsunami and its impact. And, at the same time, how the local people have risen to the challenge of dealing...  more »
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  • Fantastic experience- a must see if in wellawatta. Our guide was extremely informative and happily answered all of our questions. A very moving museum.
  • In the first room they show you how tsunamis occur. In the other rooms they show you pictures from the aftermath of the tsunami. Very interesting and moving at the same time.

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