Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

4.4
#1 of 15 in Museums in Southern Province
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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  • This is a very important story. Shared by locals. Much care was taken to explain things to us each step of the way. Would highly recommend all visitors go here  more »
  • A must visit to get to know how Tsunamis occur and what devastation they cause. Very comprehensive insight in to how Hikkaduwa suffered on 26/12/2004. Very sad, but the warnings in place now...  more »
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  • Very interesting museum. The lady that was our guide explained everything so clearly. A must see! Its inexpensive and worth the trip
  • No pictures allowed in the museum. Can get them if internet if interested. They didn't ask us for payment or donation so I donated. Asked to take off shoes which is fine. The owner speaks good English and will give an explanation if you want. They have a wall of people sensitive photos which they leave covered by a sheet unless you request to see. Worth a 15 minute stop for the education aspect. Else can read about it online.
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