Nice building and very informative. After visiting the museum; journey to Sigirya is really helpful. Traveller will be able to relate the history with reality
The museum is held within an absolutely stunning colonial building from the late 19th century. On your way in, you'll also see one of the largest Banyan trees I've ever come across. Admission was quite reasonable at 250LKR for adults with an additional 250LKR for the use of a camera. Some people complained about the charge for a camera but... More
Beautiful building with interesting displays. The entry fee is very cheap. Unfortunately the puppet display was closed but all in all the museum is worth looking at even if you only do it to enjoy the building.
The museum is housed in a magnificent Colonial building that dates back to early 1877. The many exhibits present important aspects of the country's long history. Everything is neatly arranged and well documented however being presented in such traditional style there are no modern technologies employed which would make it more interesting for younger visitors in particular. The entrance staff... More
Only half the building was open to public because of a collapsed staircase in the main hall. The building is very old but very beautiful. I only managed to spend a couple of hours there but gained loads of knowledge about the history of Sri Lanka. I think it is a perfect place to visit after visiting the historical sites... More
I called in on the 26/08/13 with my Tuk Tuk driver & decided not to go in after a very rude guy on the entry desk asked for extra money to take my camera & video cam inside & basically charging me to take any pics or start any filming inside the museum. This was the first time I'm asked... More
Here is a very good opportunity for eager minds to learn about the history of our great nation Sri Lanka. There are many artefacts which have been well preserved and presented to the inquiring minds of both the young and old fact seekers about the diverse cultures, the many utensils that were used, trading practices and lot's more. My review... More
Not the most amazing museum I have been to, but a good way to spend an hour or so in Colombo and understand little more about the history of Sri Lanka. It isn't as big as it looks on the outside the museum itself only occupies a small part of the building complex. Seemed a little cheeky to as for... More
Interesting, informative and full of treasures. I often visit it as they are restoring it room by room.
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