The destruction that the 2004 Tsunami left in its wake can be imagined by visiting the Tsunami museum. This private museum is halfway between Hikkaduwa and Ambalangoda in Srilanka and tells the story through photographs and newspaper about the dreadful Indian Ocean tsunami which struck Hikkaduwa and Sri Lanka.
Close to the Tsunami Photo Museum is a small memorial to the roughly 40,000 people who lost their lives just in Sri Lanka and the hundreds of thousands of others whose lives were changed forever. It was also around here where the tsunami washed away a packed commuter train with the loss of over 1200 lives. The images of that ruined train are displayed through photographs in this museum.
Tsunami Museum Travel Tips
- Although the entry is free, donations are accepted at the entrance counter.
- The museum is free of charge to see the exhibition but a donation, to maintain the museum, is expected.
How to Reach Tsunami Museum
- Telwatta railway station
- Godagama bus stop
- By tuk tuks or auto rickshaw
- Harendra Restaurant
- Dutch Lanka Hotel
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95% of people who visit Hikkaduwa include Tsunami Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
48.96% of people start their Tsunami Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tsunami Museum
94.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsunami Museum