The National Museum Of Colombo, Colombo
The National Museum Of Colombo, Colombo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Ticket Price: 500 LKR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About The National Museum Of Colombo, Colombo
Under the soothing shade of magnificent Banyan trees stands Sri Lanka’s premier cultural institution- the Colombo national museum. To greet you on your ingress is a Buddha carved in stone which dates back to the 9th century and the enigmatic smile of the statue will surely mesmerize you.
The galleries displaying a huge collection of arts, carvings and statuary, a peek through the ancient past of the country is easily possible. Developed and maintained for about 150 years now, this gallery has rare findings not only from the antique era but also swords, guns and other paraphernalia from the colonial period.
There are fascinating 19th-century reproductions of English paintings of Sri Lanka, and an excellent collection of antique demon masks. The magnificent royal throne made for King Wimaladharma in 1693 as well as the 9th-century bronze Bodhisattva Sandal are a must-watch.
The National Museum Of Colombo Information
- The museum has concession for locals, students, teachers and children.
- Entrance tickets are not issued after 5.00 pm.
The National Museum Of Colombo Ticket Prices
- The prices for carrying the camera is LKR 250 and video camera is LKR 2000.
The National Museum Of Colombo Opening and Closing Hours
- The museum is closed on public holidays.
How To reach The National Museum Of Colombo by Public Transport
- You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.
Restaurants Near The National Museum Of Colombo
- The Commons Coffeehouse
- Sasiri Gemi Rasa
- Summer Garden Restaurant
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The National Museum Of Colombo, Colombo Reviews - Write a Review
There's a lot of potential here. The facade and the surrounding garden are beautiful. Rs 1000 for foreigner isn't cheap by local standard. Take note, this place isn't air conditioned nor it has sufficient indoor lighting. Some rooms are brighter aome are so dark and dull. Cleanliness is so so. The museum is organized in such a way you must finish almost every room from downstairs to upstairs. It is annoying and doesn't give you a quick tour kind of option. Content wise it's fine and giving you heaps of information and exhibits which are associated with their unique history. You'll need an hour or two at least. The attached gift shop sells boring uninteresting souvenirs.
After renovation it's way better. But still it's boring. Poorly arranged artifacts and hot (no AC) makes the visits unpleasant. Souvenirs shop is a disappointment (you can use Laksala nearby)
Great muzeum will lots to see. Big mansion turned into Muzeum. U can spend hours here.
Really interesting museum to know Sri Lanka's history. Fans everywhere so that it's not too hot. The building itself is also nice to see
The national museum for Sri Lanka is well worth a visit. The exhibits are well laid out. Especially the olden days are well done. The later period from 1900 are not well represented. The way religion played a role was very interesting. There is a natural resources museum on the same grounds and for which the ticket must be paid seperately. There is also a pricey cafetaria with a big assortiment of souvenirs