Museums in Colombo

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  • National Museum

    National Museum

    Established by Sir William Henry in 1877, the National Museum is an important tourist attraction in Colombo which houses the regalia of Sri Lanka. The largest museum in the country, the National Museum showcases some interesting artefacts and pieces of literature, which take you through the history of this port ...

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  • Dutch Period Museum

    Dutch Period Museum

    The Dutch Museum in Colombo chronicles the history of Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka. The museum itself is housed in the Old Dutch House. The Dutch House, built in the 17th century, is beautiful and well maintained. The building was restored in 1981 and the museum was opened to ...

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  • Colombo National Museum

    Colombo National Museum

    The Colombo National museum was established on January 1, 1877 by the then British Governor of Ceylon – Sir William Henry Gregory. The Colombo National Museum is the largest museum in Sri Lanka and is a treasure trove of knowledge. The National Museum has on display various documents, artifacts and ...

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  • Old Town Hall

    Old Town Hall

    The Old Town Hall is located in the Main Street , Pettah and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Colombo. Designed by J.G. Smither, an architect in the Public Works Department during the British rule in Sri Lanka, the Old Town Hall was opened in 1873.

    Monument Museum