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Museums of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Museum tour in the center of the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Among all the key highlights, the visit to National Museum would be the most interesting and important visit of sure.

Hence, I wish to take few minutes to brief you about museums of Sri Lanka.

A museum is a place where the public could view the objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest.

Sri Lanka has a rich and long history which goes back to 250,000 years with archeological evidences to support the dates. 

Such rich history is interestingly & informatively depicted through various items of historical interest, found and displayed in several museums scattered all over the country.

There are many types of museums of Sri Lanka:
▪ National museums
▪ Archeological museums
▪ Site museums
▪ Museums of military & other institutions
▪ Museums of industries
▪ Folk museums
▪ Museums of key personnel (for example, museum of National Heroes) ▪ Private museums

There are six main National Museums in Colombo, Kandy, Anuradhapura, Galle, Matara, and Rathnapura.

Among them Colombo National Museum is the oldest and most important one.

It is the largest museum in the country and established by British in 1877 in a beautiful colonial-structured building.

Artifacts of this museum are well arranged in section-wise representing each prominent era of the country, starting from prehistoric era to present day.

The museum contains a collection of much importance to Sri Lanka such as the regalia of the country, including the throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchs.

There are many exhibits telling the story of ancient Sri Lanka.

The museum is open to the public from 9:00am to 5:00Pm everyday except on Fridays.


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