Colombo National Museum Ratings & Reviews
National Museum and Natural History Museum - two museums in Colombo is maintained by the Department of National Museum of the central government. The museum Exhibits includes the throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchs as well as many other exhibits telling the story of ancient SriLanka. History of mining and polishing / cutting of Gem stones are depicted. Gems business is still a lucrative business in Srilanka. There is an entry fee of Rs. 600 per head and a fee of Rs. 250 for the camera. You can see a collection of old coins, Chinese pottery, granite idols etc. In this museum. The ticket for the National museum is valid for entry to Natural history museum also. This is a good place to visit for people interested in history.
A very good museum depicting Lankan history
Its a very good museum, housed in a grand colonial bungalow at the centre of the City. From the museum, the Town Hall Gardens, ID Square & new NCPA are at walking distance. The museum is nicely organized into different sections and well-kept with brief info given on all display items.