The National Museum Of Natural History

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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  • 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

The National Museum Of Natural History - Review

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 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 Address: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • The National Museum Of Natural History Contact Number: +94-112691399
  • The National Museum Of Natural History Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • The National Museum Of Natural History Price: 300 LKR
  • Best time to visit The National Museum Of Natural History(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The National Museum Of Natural History: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting The National Museum Of Natural History

  • 69.67% of people who visit Colombo include The National Museum Of Natural History in their plan

  • 65.46% of people start their The National Museum Of Natural History visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

Monday, Friday and Sunday

67.89% 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

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  • Housed in a beautiful old mansion, the Colombo National Museum is definitely worth a visit. Each room has a different collection of artifacts, beginning with pre-history and ending with a farming/agricultural models. These two are probably the least interesting, although the models are quite lifelike compared to some we've encountered in other countries. The weapons, clothing and costumes, jewelry, pottery, ivory, stone statuary and a fine collection of stone urinals kept us engaged for some time.

  • A beautiful old mansion with historical elements. If you are fond of history and archeology, this is the place. It has 16 different sessions with archeological finding, painting, statues etc. You can spend a minimum half day in the museum rushing through... However if your very observant it might take your whole day too. A must visit.

  • Divers exhibition. You can get tired while going through all the rooms. It would help to have the option to sit down at any point. There are also no toilets available in the building, you have to exit to reach them. The exhibition is informative and provides a good picture of the rich history of the country

  • Must visit place in Colombo of you are interested in history. Outside area is clean and well maintained. Cafeteria is not very good. Haven't had good impression when I got there. About the inside of the museum is very interesting. There are very large area to be covered. 15 areas are available to watch. Better to start early if you want to visit all of them. Take time and read descriptions to get better knowledge.

  • they have a vast collection of historically valued items along with well maintained environment. the place has 15 categorized sub units. they are charging Rs. 100 for a ticket for visit both the places (Museum and Botany Museum)

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