Colombo National Museum, Colombo

3.6
History Museum · Specialty Museum
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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  • Worth a visit. I'm not a great fan of museums but enjoyed a couple of hours here and saw some interesting exhibits.  more »
  • Visited on 22/February/2020 Entry Fee applicable This place was one of the visit places in the Colombo tour itinerary and this place gives you a understanding of the history of Colombo, its...  more »
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  • I have gone past this place daily most of my life, and always wanted to go inside. Finally got the chance when one of my foreign friends wanted to visit it. It's amazing. I would definitely recommend visiting it. Hoping to go back again and spend more time.
  • Great spot. Lovely old colonial building. Can be a bit warm inside as the fans do struggle a bit but some great exhibits. Take in the mask collection and the Throne. Well worth a few hours.
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