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Sigiriya Museum, Sigiriya

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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 your Sigiriya Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Sigiriya using our Sigiriya trip itinerary builder.
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  • This museum is reasonable, but I would recommend a quick visit first to the museum then do the rock, otherwise it would be underwhelming the other way round. It is located not far from the main ticket...  more »
  • museum ticket price is included in the sigiriya rock ticket price. it houses a miniature model of the sigiriya rock, multiple historic pictures of the rock fortress and assorted artefacts, tools and j...  more »
  • It was an interesting museum with information in English. Lots of good Sigiriya artifacts. Good information for people who could not climb the Lion Rock. However, I found it very hot inside. No air-co...  more »