The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo

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  • Address: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112691399
  • Ticket Price: 300 LKR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Natural History Museum
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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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Things to Know Before Visiting The National Museum Of Natural History

  • 51.1% of people who visit Colombo include The National Museum Of Natural History in their plan

  • 53.31% of people start their The National Museum Of Natural History visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see The National Museum Of Natural History

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

69.9% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The National Museum Of Natural History

People normally club together The National Museum Of Colombo and Viharamahadevi Park while planning their visit to The National Museum Of Natural History.

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The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo Reviews

  • This is the national museum of the country. The building it self is grand. But interiors look oldish and dark.Priceless piece of art lies in a gloomy hall without air conditioning or temperature and humidity control. The best thing is you get the chance to see true items,the worst thing is very poor setup,with too many displays in one place.They could do better.Change items on display leaving more space for visitors time to time,like many museums do. I love the collection but it need improvement,like cafe,toilets and lighting.

  • When i visit to this place, this was my first time. I face a difficulties because my wife is having disabilities of walking. first there is no one to guide me and i did not know where i can buy tickets. At the main entrance on road there is no information about any of this. I had herd time to walk and wait for much time to get inside. Other than this there are good comparative people who guide in side. Some of the guide, they don't have good knowledge about the historic. Looking in side the all museum, a person with disabilities of walking had difficulties to get upstairs. The place is beautiful and the its very historic for students who do researches. My family loved to visit this place. I do recommend to any one who interest in history to visit and explore this beautiful place.

  • Very impressive. Excellent collection and collection is way above average for a museum in a developing nation. Professionally kept. My only concern is the absence of air conditioning, not just for the visitor’s comfort but for the preservation of artifacts. The natural history part do got “some” air but not fully. The Blue Whale skeleton is amazing and that alone is worth the visit.

  • Interesting place. Very generous museum, they just leave the few hundred years old statue for you to have near observation. Overall is awesome. But need to take note that the museum is abit hot inside especially when crowded. Best to prepare mini fan then you can enjoy fully.

  • It is Great and only one national Museum in Srilanka. There can be seen many of antiquities and other things here. Those things are Prehistoric things, Pro-history things and etc. However if you visit here we can get good knowledge about all of this era. Because of the AC and BC in many of imitate you and take you touch and finding things have been displayed here. It is a great Museum as I think.

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