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Comprehensive Railway Museum in Kadugannawa

The National Rail Museum had already closed by the time I had arrived into Kadugannawa which was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paullegate
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Luton, United Kingdom
Many old trains that you can climb on

Unfortunately, museum itself was closed when we got there past 4 but we could take some photos from... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
MommyandmeColombo
,
Hoboken, New Jersey
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Rail Museum had already closed by the time I had arrived into Kadugannawa which was a shame as I would have liked to have spent some time in the museum. There are locomotives, carriages and rail cars located outside but within the museum...More

Thank paullegate
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately, museum itself was closed when we got there past 4 but we could take some photos from outside and actually climbed up open engines. Security was not strict because of rain perhaps. It is very impressive display and hope to go back again when...More

Thank MommyandmeColombo
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We walked in the rain from the botanical gardens to Peradeniya station to catch a (delayed) train to Kadugannawa to visit the railway museum. Before visiting the museum we tried to buy train tickets back to Kandy from the station, and the helpful chap in...More

1  Thank BenyLyn
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

In the ticket counter there was a staff sitting to give tickets.. and he was the only person who was doing a work in that place. No other staff were even bothered that visitors are there and nobody was interested in explaining things or assisting...More

Thank Suhail A
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Ok you probably have to be either: a train freak or a kid who likes to pull levers, rotate dials, climb all over train engines, play with cranes, tap Morse code or just love things mechanical. I'm neither but it is a cool place. There...More

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Worth visit to see the history of train service and used equipments in sri lanka....however other than the TV show none of staff available to clarify anything...management of railway should concerned more to improve (not the appearence but service) this place to become helpful site...More

Thank Malith D
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Opened recently best place yo visit regarding railway. Many old locomotives and signalling equipment like tablet instrument and Mose code system can operated by visitors here. Also mechanical signals can be operated using levers by visitors.

Thank Jayasundara D
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Planned to go inside, but first made pics from the outside. A very unfriendly and rude guard asked me for my ticket and forcered me inside. I paid the 500rps, but inside was absolutely nothing of any interest. My advise: take some pics from the...More

1  Thank onnotsas
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Probably pretty dull to the non-believer, but those of us with railway obsessives in our families live for hidden gems like this place. It was brilliant. Several old steam and diesel locomotives you can climb all over, a huge layout in the hall, lots of...More

1  Thank LindsayGii
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Another venue is Sri Lanka where racial discrimination is practised by charging Foreigners an entrance price ten times more than locals. I am a railway buff but I am not prepared to go along with such a blatantly discriminatory policy. From what I could see...More

2  Thank 705barryt
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