Archaeological Museum, Polonnaruwa

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Offering insight into the art and history of the medieval city of Polonnaruwa, Archaeological Museum is worth visiting before (as an introduction) or after (as a recapitulation) touring the actual ruins. The museum features an outstanding collection of bronze statues, many of which represent Shiva, some ancient medical instruments, and a topographical model of this World Heritage-listed site, depicting buildings as they presumably looked like in the past. As you move through the exhibit rooms, you'll see that each one is dedicated to a particular area of the former capital--the outer city, the citadel, the monastery, and so on. Using our international travel planner, Polonnaruwa attractions like Archaeological Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a well laid out modern museum with several of the artefacts found on the main site. It has models depicting how several of the buildings must have looked and bought the whole sit to life. We v...  more »
  • Located near to the Deepa Uyana, this museum carries vast history of the ancient Pulathisipura. However you can’t photograph inside of the museum but you can obtain photos of the relevant attraction f...  more »
  • You must buy tickets to the Archaeological Park here, at the Museum, and is already used to see it, is interesting, isn't very big and will not take you much time.
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  • Can see all what they have found in the respective areas
  • Must visit place if you r coming to Sigiriya, do not miss it. You can get the ticket at once when you buy a ticket to the Sigiriya Rock. For Locals 50 LKR and For Foreigners 30 USD.. (Thats too much I think). This place is full of ancient things, video clips and Stories related with the Sigiriya Rock. Most of the stalls are prohibited for Cameras.
  • Great place with a lot of historical info.
  • Musuem has nothing much to see . Some AV doesn't play. Entrance tickets for sigiriya for foreigners are a bit costly. 15$. Tickets inude all the entrance related to sigiriya .
  • Lots of information on Sigiriya. Has a large 3D model of the entire complex. Must visit before visiting the fortress ruins. Wonderful architecture of the museum building too.
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