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Colombo National Museum, Colombo

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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. Add Colombo National Museum and other attractions to your Colombo trip itinerary using our Colombo vacation trip planner.
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  • It is a good place for food.It is a hot place . There are some play area also.One fountain too.Thank you  more »
  • This museum has nice architecture and is very well maintained. Its quite small and one can finish seeing this is one hour or less. Good to know about Sri lankan history and there are some nice artefac...  more »
  • This Museum in a large Colonial era building has a suitably dated feel, but the Collection of artefacts is worth seeing. Exhibits are labelled in English and it gives an understanding of the history o...  more »
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  • wasn't as bad as i thought. floor plan of display categories is okay. No AC but can be cool because of large open doors and fans throughout. the exhibition is worthwhile just once, has loads of historical stuff
  • Good collection of ancient artifacts, culture etc. in a colonial era building itself a historical value. Zoological and botanical sections are also available, but they must be improved. Charged for entrance. extra charged for if taking photographs. Historical items should be arranged more orderly as it will help visitors to understand history more easily. Needs more directions. After all it's a place needs to be visited by both local and foreign visitors to know what Sri lanka really was.
  • A lovely and very thorough experience of everything in Sri Lankan history from religion to art to excavations and relics. Lack of air conditioning in the stuffy old building does mean that you tend to move a little faster through the last half than it deserves. Also it's very dark inside at certain points and could do with better lighting.
  • Great museum, so much to see. No a/c though. Good coffee shop near by that's worth a stop to recoup
  • If any one needs to see our previous heritage, visit this place. It has a huge library too. One of the grate architectural building design in Colombo