Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

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  • Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Memorial, Family And Kids, Hall
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About Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo

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

  • 62.83% of people start their Independence Memorial Hall visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Independence Memorial Hall

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

60.81% of people prefer walking in order to reach Independence Memorial Hall

People normally club together Good Market and Independence Square while planning their visit to Independence Memorial Hall.

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Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo Reviews

  • You can find good branded shops out there.. And good parking space as well. When it comes to food.. there's no much choice to make.. It's better if they can put up places to eat other than usual Burger King and small food court sorta place... Because many people come there to enjoy and meet friends and get together with the family it's important to have a good place to hangout..

  • One of the lovely shopping place to hangout with friends and family. Close to independence square and one of the highly recommended place to visit around. Varieties of luxury branded garments, accessories for men - women, restaurant, cafeterias, t lounges. Cinema theaters are superb, good parking area, well maintained atmosphere. Mostly crowed on weekends.

  • Good place to walk around. Clean and private. Shops like Fossil, Hugo Boss and the Galleria Dept Store are there. Cineplex has the country most comfortable cinema seats. Make a reservation as it has limited seats. Can improve in terms of eateries. Only Burger King is available.

  • restored British Colonial building, trendy housing shops, and restaurants opposite Colombo landmark Independence square. Trendy hang out worth visiting. Shops are expensive. Restaurants - you have a choice from Burger King to upmarket restaurants.

  • Best place in Colombo I know to take a walk, have good evening time. There are very luxurious stores for clothing! Several good quality Spas and restaurants. The Empire Cinema is also there and is great. It's a luxurious small Cinema of best quality. Tickets around 900 rupees for a movie. The best thing is the independent square next to it. Very good for jogging and a lesurely walk.

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