The Central Point - Economic History Museum, Colombo
The Central Point - Economic History Museum, Colombo - Address
Address: Chatham St, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About The Central Point - Economic History Museum, Colombo
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.
The Central Point - Economic History Museum Opening and Closing Hours
- Museum Timing (Monday - Friday): 8:30am-4pm.
How To reach The Central Point - Economic History Museum by Public Transport
- Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
- Drive or walk to here
- 107 Bus Station
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They renovated the place and turned into a museum. You can buy comommorative coins and central bank reports from the counter. The staff surprisingly friendly and explains all the history.
CBSL currency museum is the best collection of coins and currency fro ancient medieval Sri Lanka, various Sri Lankan kingdoms and Colonial times. it also displays the all coins and currency notes issued since the establishment of CBSL under British rule. This is a hidden gen in the heart of the city due to apparent lack of publicity and restriction that was there during internal conflict which ended in 2009. Its free and open to public from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays and 9 -12 pm on Saturday
This museum is maintained by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and it gives a vast opportunity for everyone to learn about history of the money system of Sri Lanka. It has a great collection of historic icons which depicts the gradual development of money system. All CBSL publications are available for sale.
Nothing much to see. But the collection of ancient coins is very impressive.
Central bank owned building, renovated by defence ministry in year 2014. This was a abondened building for many years. Pension department was operated here many years back.