Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Temple road, Telwatta, Galle road, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 0094-0913900884
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, History Museum, Geological Formation, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
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About Tsunami Museum, Hikkaduwa

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

  • 48.96% of people start their Tsunami Museum visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Tsunami Museum

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

90.39% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsunami Museum

People normally club together Hikkaduwa Lake and Natural Moonstone Mine while planning their visit to Tsunami Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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.

  • Small but worth a visit if your nearby. Friendly and informative staff.

  • 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.

  • Hmmm.. not bad..

  • Getting an effort to contemplate what happened

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