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The National Museum

Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Location : Colombo
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If you’re interested in the history of Sri Lanka, this is one of the best places to visit. Sri Lanka has a rich history that goes back more than 2,500 years so you are sure to find some amazing artefacts here. You can visit the museum anytime from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. but it is much better if you can book in advance and arrange a guided tour.
The museum contains collections of much importance to Sri Lanka and many exhibits that tell the story of ancient Sri Lanka.
The Colombo Museum as it was called at the beginning was established on 1 January 1877. Its founder was Sir William Henry Gregory, the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time. The construction was completed in 1876 and the Museum commenced functions in the following year.
The installation of the crown jewels and the throne of the last King of Kandy which were handed over back to Sri Lanka by the British Government has greatly enhanced the quality of the museum collection.
In spite of the enormousness of the various collections, thematic arrangement of the galleries has provided an opportunity to visitors to study the ancient culture of the Sri Lanka under one roof.

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