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
585 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • October 4, 2017
    Very poor Museum. It has some interesting room but aberrant is the price that you pay for what you have. If you can avoid it, you don't miss much.
    View original
  • September 28, 2017
    this museum actually blew my expectations. you should go as it's included in your ticket up to sigiriya rock. the first floor displays photographs through the years and also a interesting video. as yo...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    It is overshadowed by the Citadel at Sigiriya, but it's still worth a look. There's some interesting stuff in there. Besides, if you have paid for the ticket, you already paid for it.  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

4 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM THAILAND November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM IRAQ December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans