Community Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

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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. Use our Hikkaduwa tourist route planner to arrange your visit to Community Tsunami Museum and other attractions in Hikkaduwa.
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  • Tsunami Museum has a collection of pictures of Tsunami disaster. You need a lot of courage to look at them. I came out with a very heavy heart and tearful eyes. Go, if you can handle it.  more »
  • This place is not your typical marble-floored, double-storied museum, instead it's a rather small, open hut, with posters hanging on the mud lined walls. Posters of devastation and desparation. It's h...  more »
  • When In south Sri Lanka it is impossible to ignore the tsunami disaster. To go to such a unique museum is a must and it is both interesting and honest and gives many accounts of people's stories of wh...  more »
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  • It gives you a very sad feeling but also a good reminder of how nature can become devastating. There was plenty of information and lots of pics about the fatal 2004 Tsunami.
  • This is a an excellent little stop. Take half an hour between towns and see amazing collection of photos, some of them very graphic and upsetting, and get better understanding of the tsunami. Simple donation only and the curator gave excellent tour and explanations of photos.
  • Can't take photos inside but a nice low budget museum. They'll ask you for tips when you leave though.
  • wow. it is dangeres place bro
  • Must visit place in hikkaduwa