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.
Colombo National Museum Reviews
This museum is worth the visit. It shows the whole story of Sri Lanka with documents and antiques displayed. All is clean, well explained and well displayed. There is a large variety of goods displaye... more »
Good place to have an idea about the history of . Nicely laid out with descriptions.. recommended o 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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