Tags : Museum
Timings : 9:00 PM - 6:00 PM,
Last entrance: 5:00 PM
Entry Fee : 200 LKR per person, 100 LKR for children for locals; 1000 LKR for foreigners.
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The National Museum of Colombo is the largest museum in Sri Lanka. It dates back to 1877 and has a colonial vibe with a rich history covering 2500 years. The building’s artworks have an essence of the Dutch, Portuguese, and British Colonial times,with the display of significant ancient and local artifacts, farming methods, tools, and traditional crafts.
The museum's founder was William Henry Gregory, British Governor of Ceylon from 1872–1877. The museum’s construction is very well planned out, and easy to navigate through the corridor the guards guide you to the various galleries. It has three main sections: natural science, cultural galleries, and a gift shop.
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