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The archaeological and historical heritage of Sri Lanka Museum


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Sri Lanka Museum

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Established in:1st January 1877

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Entrance Fees (Local):  adult/child Rs 250/150

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Visiting Hours : 09.00 am - 06.00pm (Except Public holidays)

Display Objects :holds three main sections for Natural science, Cultural and library and natural section consists of four main sub sections as Entomology, Zoology, Botany and Geology.

Description :The Colombo Museum as it was called at the beginning was established on 1st January 1877. It founder was Sir William Henry Gregory, the British Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) at the time. The Royal Asiatic Society (CB) was instrumental in bringing to the notice of Gregory on his appointment as Governor in 1872 the need for a public museum with much difficulty the approval of the legislative council was obtained within a year.

Contact Address: 854, Colombo 00700

Telephone :011 2 695366

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Web Site :www.museum.gov.lk

  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

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