The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo

The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Cinnamon Gardens

Phone: +94-112691399

Ticket Price: 300 LKR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo

Situated in the premises of Colombo national museum, this museum displays the natural heritage and is one of its kind in the country. The special feature is that plants and Animal specimens which are endemic to Sri Lanka, rare and threatened with extinction are displayed in this museum. There is a large collection of specimens such as Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Insects, Fish, Amphibians of various kinds of Plants and Geological Rocks.

Leopard of Punani can be introduced as a special specimens displayed in the Natural science Museum which killed around 16 people and was hence captured. The Skull of Megacerus giganteus (elk) with huge horn is displayed at the Geological section of the museum and is a specimen that creates curiosity among the visitors.

This and many more facts and founds of natural history are readily available for study at the natural museum of natural history.

The National Museum Of Natural History Information

  • The museum has concession for locals, students, teachers and children.
  • Entrance tickets are not issued after 5.00 pm.

The National Museum Of Natural History Ticket Prices

The prices for carrying the camera is LKR 250 and video camera is LKR 2000.

The National Museum Of Natural History Opening and Closing Hours

  • The museum is closed on public holidays.

How To reach The National Museum Of Natural History 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 Natural History

  • The Commons Coffeehouse
  • Sasiri Gemi Rasa
  • Summer Garden Restaurant

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The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo Reviews

  • Sri Lanka deserves a proper display of its amazing history and nature. This place could be a place for education and accessible to people of all abilities. Don't know what to say, looks like the perfect set for a horror movie from the 70's. Hopefully they're planning for something new with a different curating and display. Only good thing is the blue whale sceleton.

  • It's a cheap place to stay around Colombo for government Servant under minimum facility. only Bed sheets / pillow cases provided but not ironed. Need to maintained well. this is a good place to conduct training programmes. But not recommended to stay with the family because of low facility.

  • Quite expensive, as always for tourists. Anyway, I enjoyed quite a lot of the things there (not all though). Some people were just rudly loud. If you are interested in museums and everything that comes along with it, you should give it a try. The facade, however, is only nice on the outer walls (the ones you can see when passing by).

  • Disappointed!! This is a country with so much culture and history. The national National Museum is far from that. We went at 3.40pm and EVERY staff member reminded us that they close at 5pm and for us to make it as quick as possible. Very poor customer service.

  • Great display of Sri Lanka's history. From Religion, Arts, Human evolution, Agrarian evolution, War time weapons and the general culture of the people. Noticed a remarkable relationship between The Sri Lankans & Chinese people. Great for kids especially local school children to learn their history. Has a restaurant and one can buy memorabilia from the museum gallery Cafe. Charges attached. All in all a good experience.

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