National Museum of Colombo

National Museum of Colombo


The Colombo National Museum is a place where historical, scientific, cultural and aesthetic, valuable items are preserved. Sri Lanka is proud of the Colombo National Museum which is nearly 145 years old.

A walk along Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7 will see the huge whitewashed building facing the Albert Crescent, the Colombo National Museum. Built according to Italian architecture, this building is the largest museum in Sri Lanka.

National museum of natural history colombo: The Colombo National Museum was opened on January 1, 1877. Sir William Henry Gregory, Governor, who granted permission to build a museum after a great effort. Seven acres of land was selected for the construction of the museum, and the architect of the Department of Public Works, J.G. To Mr. Smither.

Today it has 16 showrooms. There are also more than 4,000 palm leaf manuscripts in this museum. Includes ancient royal dynasty, jewelry from ancient times, and works of art. There are also traditional masks, Chinese and temple murals.

The British government also agreed to return the jewels and throne of King Sri Wickrema Rajasinghe, the last King of Sri Lanka to the Treasury. You will see the throne and the royal crown. The Colombo National Museum is a must see for any child.

National museum of colombo opening hours: Closed on public holidays
  • Monday: 9am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 9am - 5pm
  • Friday: 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 5pm
National museum of colombo ticket price:
  • Local:Rs 50
  • Foreign: Rs 600
National museum of colombo distance: 2.9km

National museum of colombo how much time to see: About 3 hours

National Museum Of Colombo Bus Route

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