The National Museum Of Natural History

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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

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 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 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

  • 95% of people who visit Colombo include The National Museum Of Natural History in their plan

  • 32.51% of people start their The National Museum Of Natural History visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

83.86% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The National Museum Of Natural History

People normally club together Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall and Viharamahadevi Park while planning their visit to The National Museum Of Natural History.

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  • 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.

  • 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. About the admission: You need TWO tickets, one for the museum and one for the Natural History section. Unless you just want to see one, make sure to buy a combine ticket as it is cheaper than buying two separate tickets. They don't make it clear there.

  • There is so many knowledge to gather and so much to see about the rich cultural and natural heritage of Sri Lanka. But as a mother of a toddler I give three stars considering facts like absence of air conditioning,(I believe the heat and humidity damages the artefacts too) absence of elevators, not being stroller/ wheelchair friendly at all. Could have improved with more lighting and ventilation, and an attractive souvenir shop as well.

  • It’s the national museum of Sri Lanka. There are a lot of historical congratulations of Buddha, old culture Sri Lankan village, history of the country, nice building, voluminous, nice arts, historic dresses and so on. There is nice green place in front. I think some body can spend 2 hrs time with pleasure. Should have AC.

  • 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.

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