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 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.
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Colombo before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Colombo and book an accommodation of your choice.
Things to Know Before Visiting Independence Memorial Hall
61.11% of people who visit Colombo include Independence Memorial Hall in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
64.04% of people start their Independence Memorial Hall visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Independence Memorial Hall
69.19% of people prefer walking in order to reach Independence Memorial Hall
Independence Memorial Hall Trips
1 View14 Days 13 Nights14 Day Trip to Colombo, Kandy, Bentota, Sigiriya, Galle, Nuwara Eliya from MumbaiBy: Published PrivatelyCity: Colombo, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Bentota
Independence Memorial Hall, Colombo Reviews
Beautifully renovated colonial building or rather a group of buildings. Nice greenery surrounding the area. The shops themselves mostly cater to the high end customers. The Japanese restaurant is quite good and the mini movie has fantastic recliner seats if you fancy a snooze in the AC.
This arcade is located beside Independence Square in Colombo and is a very popular destination for local people and tourists who are interested in 'top end' shopping and visiting some of the interesting cafes and restaurants in the vicinity. The arcade itself is a very pleasant place with white colonial style architecture, paved floors and surrounded by green space. You will find a reasonable array of retail outlets including international brands for clothing, technology and so on. The while exudes an atmosphere of modern living and is a shining example of the developments that have taken place in Colombo in recent years making it the vibrant Asian city that it is today.
Popular place in Colombo. Great place to hangout with friends, evening walks. There are many shops and a film hall also. Nice surrounding. Well maintained.
Awesome place with nice ambience. Well maintained park for couples, family and for kids. Best time to visit the place is in the evening around 4 and spend 2 or 3 hours there. It's looks great, when lighted up.
This place is only good for a musical show or other event at night... other than that, it's mostly a small mall that scarcely boasts customers. It's hallways are mostly empty. The restaurants offer food at a very high price. The only crowded area is the front of the complex, with the tables and chairs but it's noisy there since it's next to the main road.