The National Museum Of Natural History, Colombo

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About 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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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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  • A great potential to teach (especially younger) folk about natural science and living and inanimate things. But the building and the collection is very old and you feel is not going to last many years to the future. Many areas and exhibits are closed off for maintenance predictably. Enthusiastic and helpful staff though. The main national museum and this shares certain exhibits that belong to each other and perhaps could have been coordinated better

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  • bizarre and more creepy than informative. They had a specimen of an 8 legged, 2 headed goat baby (preserved in brine) that was pretty horrifying. It also seemed like the decorations and information hadn't been changed since 1950. Weird place, and a disappointment compared to the National Museum nearby.

  • Not very interesting. Need huge improvements to pull a crowd. A good place to make your child get bored.

  • One of the most important place to learn about Sri Lankan history.

  • Not maintained properly. & floor is very slippery.

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