Jaffna Archaeological Museum, Jaffna

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Jaffna Archaeological Museum is located in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. The land was given to museum by Arumuga Navalar Foundation, and front portion has Navalar Cultural Hall. The museum houses a rare collection of antiquities. Buddhist and Hindu religious collection are in big collection, which are in various forms of metal, wood and stone. The excellent collections begin in time from the period of ancient period Sri Lanka to the colonial era. Also, some of the archaeological excavations findings of Kandarodai can seen at this museum.
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  • Jaffna has a rich heritage. But it's poorly exhibited in the small compacted building. Exhibits are poorly lit and the demonstrator representing archaeological department guides you hurriedly with...  more »
  • My first visit but my partner had been here as kid when on Main street. Apparently the older exhibits pre AD 10 are not shown any longer!! Could somebody not have had photos of these? Also a...  more »
  • Careful with the Donation: Make sure it drops inside the box. The Guys there have a trick. They grab it from your hand and drop it on the other side where you cannot see the cash drop in properly (and they take it back later). You drop the cash (where you can see) and then a coin afterwards to ensure it goes in properly.
  • On time work and helpful staff. The place houses for limited collection of artifacts and old Dutch coins. The museum building and surrounding should be renovated.
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