Independence Memorial HallCurrently Open
- Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Memorial, Family And Kids, Hall
Independence Memorial Hall - Review
Rising in the heart of the Independence Square, this memorial hall serves as an open pavilion of sorts. Built to commemorate the independence of Sri Lanka from the British rule, the hall where religious events and annual national holidays are marked. The architect of the elegant building was Tom Neville Wynne-Jones, who took inspiration from the the Magul Maduwa, the royal audience hall of of the Kingdom of Kandy. The hall is guarded by a line of stone carved lions, with flower pots called pun-kalas in the corners. Inside its pretty 10,000 square feet you'll find lovely arrangement of stone pillars, beautifully carved with traditional Sri Lankan designs.
Inside the hall, you'll see a pair of doors. Beyond them is the Independence Memorial Museum, a gently lit, almost temple-like room that pays tribute to the many historical figures who helped guide and shape the path to independent Sri Lanka. These personalities are commemorated by a gallery of intricately carved busts. Surrounding them, in glass displays, are weapons and telephones and diaries. There is also a room filled with delicate palm-leaf parchments on which are inscribed the names of soldiers of the Sri Lankan civil war.
Independence Memorial Hall Ticket Prices
Independence Memorial Museum:
- Rs. 10 for entrance.
- Rs. 250 if you want to take pictures.
Independence Memorial Hall Opening and Closing Hours
- Hours of Independence Memorial Museum: possibly open 24 hours
How To reach Independence Memorial Hall by Public Transport
- Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or a local bus.
- Drive here.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Independence Memorial Hall
95% of people who visit Colombo include Independence Memorial Hall in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
60.45% of people start their Independence Memorial Hall visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Independence Memorial Hall
58.73% of people prefer walking in order to reach Independence Memorial Hall
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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo Reviews
Nicely done up for people to enjoy week end or to do a walk around. this place is combined with a super mall, food stalls cinema and recreational space. an old abandoned set of buildings from colonial times were fully restored to its original glory for this project. if you enjoy old time architecture surely the building will be a place you love to spend time in it. high end branded cloth shops, national and international food chains, a bank and ATMs are available for public convenience. Adjoining independence square , the ground and recreational space is also at close. Ideal place for wedding photographers, week end get away or a dine out in the night.
Nice place to spend some peaceful time in the evening Benches and open space to talk and enjoy. The Arcade Independence Square is a shopping mall. Which gives different atmosphere to everyone. Nice view all around. There are restaurants, shops, beautiful landscape area. Also it has so many views to take photographs. Good parking space. Bit of a crowd there sometime.
The location is good and parking is available. However, there is not much of a crowd and the layout is confusing. The shopping is definitely high end. I wouldn't say that it is a fun place to be.
There is a wonderful walking path towards the arcade.. The shopping complex include famous branded shops. Its a perfect place to relax and go shopping and have some fun
High end shopping mall with a few nice restaurants. I really like the restaurants there and it has plenty of parking. There are a lot of people who just hangout there to take pictures etc and most are not shoppers.