Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya

2.2
#3 of 12 in Museums in Central Province
Learn about a UNESCO World Heritage site at Sigiriya Museum, an attraction dedicated to three decades of archaeological research on the ancient rock structure. View a detailed diorama of the site and consider the theory that Sigiriya was once a Buddhist monastery, although most believe a palace or fortress stood here. Admire artifact displays of tools, jewels, sculptures, and even a human skeleton, and do not miss the prehistoric section highlighting the area's inhabitants from thousands of years ago. When you've finished, climb the rock fortress for sweeping views of the area. Plan to see Sigiriya Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sigiriya trip maker .
map
Create an itinerary including Sigiriya Museum
Sigiriya Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
610 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Having walked up and down the Rock , it’s good to go to the museum- it’s included in the ticket price . The first part is a three minute film in English and some photos on the wall .This room though i...  more »
  • No photo is allowed inside the museum. We could only take some photos in outside display and shops. It helped us to understand the history of this ancient palace and how people lived at that time. It'...  more »
  • This was our third visit to SIGIRIYA, the first two when we were young, with strong knees!!! This time, after a knee surgery we decided not to climb up the daunting slopes of SIGIRIYA. The museum offe...  more »

Plan your trip to Sigiriya

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sigiriya

Offering an introduction to the history and culture of the state, Panjim sits above a wide river and boasts a laid-back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Wearing its colonial heritage proudly in its contemporary multiculturalism, Panjim represents one of the most accessible and international cities in the country. Historical attractions in Panjim include a number of colonial Portuguese churches and other storied buildings, lining the leafy thoroughfares and dotting the knotted streets of the main European-influenced districts. The whitewashed architecture of the walkable city center gives way to golden beaches to the south along the coast--popular day trip ideas with locals and tourists alike.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Sigiriya by other users

8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LEBANON April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM BANGLADESH May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM ROMANIA March, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans