Best Museums in Sri Lanka

To be able to understand the rich history and culture of Sri Lanka through out the years, it is necessary to make time in your itinerary to visit the museums in Sri Lanka. Visit museums about the history of the independence of Sri Lanka or about the British rule with the establishment of Dominion of Ceylon even regalia of the country, including the throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchy. All of this, can be seen once together with your local guide!

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Museums in Sri Lanka

  • Be amazed by Sri Lanka’s heritage in the National Museum of Colombo with wide and excellent collection of beautiful artifacts such as swords and guns.
  • In Anuradhapura’s Archaeological Museum, you will find out about the old relics, puppets and terracotta findings.
  • Polonnaruwa’s Archaeological Museum depicts features the old citadel, Hindu monuments, a collection of bronzes, and even scale buildings of the circular relic houses.

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Full Day Highlights & Traditions Private Tour


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Highlights Tour with Local food & Hidden Spots


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Main Attractions of Colombo Tour


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Colombo to Historical Galle City in 1 Day

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