Independence Memorial Hall

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

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.

Entrance Ticket Details For Independence Memorial Hall

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

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or a local bus.
  • Drive here.

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  • Independence Memorial Hall Address: 7 Independence Ave Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka
  • Independence Memorial Hall Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Independence Memorial Hall(preferred time): 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Independence Memorial Hall: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 57.29% of people who visit Colombo include Independence Memorial Hall in their plan

  • 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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

69.19% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Independence Memorial Hall Reviews & Ratings

  • Very beautiful place. With an antique look. Many hotels with varieties of international food. Large area to hang around. But no parallel entertainment activities.

  • Great place. The building itself is a very beautiful and iconic. You may find most of the the shops here are more in pricey side. But this is a great place to held your meeting or to set as a gathering point. Relatively this is a calm place. Toilets and washrooms are well maintained. Place is very clean and tidy. There is ample space for parking.

  • Great place to shop. Great food stores. A lot of wedding couples come here to take wedding photos.

  • Classy place. They have a fantastic Srilanka and Chinese menu. Friendly staff. Meal prep time is bit long. My order was processed almost an hour before got serviced.

  • A beautifully set up mall with small shops within the historical grounds and building . Quaint and full or character. Nice to window shop and just sit around and take in the atmosphere around.

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