Top List of Museums in Colombo

Are you fond of history? Or do you love taking a journey to the past? Here is a list of famous museums in Colombo that let you know the historical stories of the city. Explore these popular museums of Colombo to educate yourself! You can visit things to do in Colombo page if you want to check all other attractions and activities.

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  1. The Central Point - Economic History Museum

    #1 of 6 Museums in Colombo
    The Central Point - Economic History Museum

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: Chatham St, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

    When it was first built, the Central Point building was the tallest in the city. Restored after the damage it suffered in the 1996 bombing, the building is one of the best examples of Greco-Roman arch...Read more

  2. The National Museum Of Colombo

    #2 of 6 Museums in Colombo
    The National Museum Of Colombo

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Museum, View Point

    Address: Albert Crescent, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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

    Under the soothing shade of magnificent Banyan trees stands Sri Lanka’s premier cultural institution- the Colombo national museum. To greet you on your ingress is a Buddha carved in stone which ...Read more

  3. The National Museum Of Natural History

    #3 of 6 Museums in Colombo
    The National Museum Of Natural History

    Tags: Museum, Science Museum, Tourist Center, Natural History Museum

    Address: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Cinnamon Gardens

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

    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 ...Read more

  4. Dutch Period Museum

    #4 of 6 Museums in Colombo
    Dutch Period Museum

    Tags: Museum, View Point, Historical Site, Tourist Center

    Address: Prince Street, Colombo 11

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This unique museum was originally the 17th-century residence of the Dutch governor and has since been used as a Catholic seminary, a military hospital, a police station and a post office. The mansion ...Read more

  5. National Museum

    #5 of 6 Museums in Colombo
    National Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

    National Museum is a huge museum which has lots of artefacts related to Sri Lanka’s history and culture. There is a nice collection of exhibits that tell the story of ancient Sri Lanka. Each of ...Read more

  6. Colombo Port Maritime Museum

    #6 of 6 Museums in Colombo
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    Tags: Museum

    Address: 19, Chaithya Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Colombo Port Maritime Museum was opened in 2003 and is housed in one of the former Dutch prison which was built in 1676.The place has undergone lots of renovations in order to bring it into its presen...Read more

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