Tsunami MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Temple road, Telwatta, Galle road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 0094-0913900884
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Geological Formation, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Tsunami Museum - Review
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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- Telwatta railway station
- Godagama bus stop
- By tuk tuks or auto rickshaw
Restaurants Near Tsunami Museum
- Harendra Restaurant
- Dutch Lanka Hotel
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tsunami Museum
95% of people who visit Hikkaduwa include Tsunami Museum in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
46.17% of people start their Tsunami Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tsunami Museum
91.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsunami Museum
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Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa Reviews
Our family visited the museum and the Peraliya Buddha. Good tour about the cause of the tsunami and the impact. It's a small museum but very worthwhile a visit.
Don't rush trough it like an idiot but take 30 minutes and read all the text and look at each picture. Then its a fascinating place to go.
Small but worth a visit if your nearby. Friendly and informative staff.
Hmmm.. not bad..
This is a an excellent little stop. Take half an hour between towns and see amazing collection of photos, some of them very graphic and upsetting, and get better understanding of the tsunami. Simple donation only and the curator gave excellent tour and explanations of photos.