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The Best Museums in Sri Lanka

The best museums in sri lanka

Sri lanka is rich in history, culture, environment and very attractive creations. When you studying the sri lankan history you can see the ruins and things which since 2500 years ago. Museums are the most insightful way to deeply explore the history. Here are a few of popular museums in sri lanka. Let’s explore the history with museums!!!


Dutch museum

The colombo dutch museum is a beautiful two-story building which is a storehouse of some fantastic architecture and history of dutch colonial rule of sri lanka. The colombo dutch museum was initially a the residence of the dutch governor Thomas van Rhee , and it was inside thevwalls of this museum that a treaty was signed with dutch. The building has been used for many different purposes over the years. Inside the museum you will find examples of old dutch artifacts, coins, glassware, ceramics, weapons, gunpowder horns, tall twisted sandalwood candle holders, bells, a child’s cot, alloyed candelabras and furniture. This museum has located in colombo 01.

Colombo national museum.

This is the largest and most popular museum in sri lanka. The colombo national museum should be a must – visit on your sri Lanka holiday itinerary. This museum has established in 1877 and it was founded by the British governor of Ceylon at the time of sir William gregory.
Here you can see,
• Ancient royal regalia
• Traditional masks
• Juwellry from bu gone eras.
• Ancient artwork.
• Temple frescoes.
This has located in colombo 07.

Mask museum Ambalangoda

Ambalangoda is the centre for making unique sri lankan masks. Masks are a popular cultural heritage in sri Lanka. This particular mask museum Ambalangoda, owned by Ariyapala and family, is an important landmark famous for expert mask carving and culture. The Ambalangoda mask museum features a colourful range of wooden masks that are very intricately carved and have been used in exorcism and religious rituals in sri lanka for many centuries.

National Maritime Museum Gall

Any holiday itinerary of sri lanka galle is a location that is almost always included in any holiday itinerary of sri lanka. Here you can see,
• A large anchor sculpture
• Various mariene vessels
• marine eco systems
• a number of old compasses
• old rusty anchors from an indeterminate period
• various nets and tools used by fishermen
• maps, naval craft, ropes, earthenware, beer mugs, smoking, pipes, barreis, and even old artillery guns and sailor shoes
• whales, fish and turtles, various stuffed sea bird species from around the coast
• collection of corrals and shels and etc

Ceylon tea museum

This museum occupies the 1925 vintage hantane tea factory, 4km south of kandy on the hantane road. The ceylon tea museum was incorporated on January 1998, under section 21 of the companies Act of 1982, in a move initiated by Clifford Ratawatte ( chairman of the ceylon tea board) here you can see tea pioneers, including James Taylor and Thomas Lipton, as well as much vintage tea processing paraphernalia. The ground floor houses 19th century colonial generutors, rollers, dryers, fermentation tables, sorting machines etc. The second floor houses the library and museum. The third floor has a shop whilst the top floor contains a Resturant and tea rooms. And also you can guests can partake in a free cup of tea after going through the tour of the museum. This is a nice place for tea lovers!!!

Sri dalada museum kandy

This museum has situated in temple of the tooth kandy. The upper two floors of the new maligawa building and contains a stunning array of gifts donated by several presidents and Buddhist leaders from across the world to the temple of the tooth. The first floor has historical records, lists of the chief prelates, lists of kandyan kings etc. The second floor has historical artifacts and religious items such as caskets, statues juwelries, etc. It has notable items such as silver water pot, silver hanging lamp, painted replica of buddha’s foot print and etc. Sent by kings in ancient time. And also here you can see the dresses of garments of king keerthi sri rajasinha.

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