The Central Point - Economic History MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Chatham St, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: History Museums, Family And Kids
When it was first built, the Central Point building was the tallest in the city. Restored after the damage it suffered in the 1996 bombing, the building is one of the best examples of Greco-Roman architecture in Colombo, especially the lovely atrium with its winding stairs. Also, the chandelier is supposed to be one of the tallest in Asia. There's a little museum on currency inside, but it's not really worth visiting. Most of the money it displays is currently in circulation. In fact, many tourists wonder why its there at all. On the upside, it's free. But there is a cafe inside the building that is supposed to be nice.
- Museum Timing (Monday - Friday): 8:30am-4pm.
- Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
- Drive or walk to here
- 107 Bus Station
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50.44% of people who visit Colombo include The Central Point - Economic History Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
58.53% of people start their The Central Point - Economic History Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Central Point - Economic History Museum
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Built in 1914 it was the the tallest building the city for more than a decade now houses Financial crime investigation Division and Economic History Museum with communication division in the ground floor and a beautiful display in the first floor. Worth visiting.
Owned and managed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, one can learn as well as obtain elaborate information on the history of money in Sri Lanka in this museum. You will also also get a chance to see and learn how money is printed, various stages of money printing and coin minting and also security features embedded in currency notes in circulation in Sri Lanka. The publication unit of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is also situated in the ground floor of this same building, where you will be able to purchase periodicals and publications. The building itself is a masterpiece of architecture, restored to its original form which it was in 1914.
This is where the famous FCID and the currency museum and Colombo Port City office is located.
This is indeed a historically important place for a developing country like Sri Lanka. And I respect the fact, people still value their origins and the past.
Ideal place to study the monetary history of Sri Lanka