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    Sri Lanka

  • Wild Delights
    Despite its small land-mass, Sri Lanka proudly boasts endemism locations.
    of being one of the world’s highest ecological
    endemism locations.
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    Boutique to Five Star Hotels in excitingly
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  • Tranquil Destinations
    Entrancing sunrises to Serene sunsets
    misty cool climes to fascinating surfs.
  • Enlivening Excursions
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    scenic cycling, scintillating surfing
    wonderful whale-watching and lots more…
  • Historical Wonders
    Bewitching Ancient Sagas Chronicled in
    Ceaseless Time and Beauty
  • Relax Yourself
    Cool breeze on your skin on a misty evening
    early-morning sun rays kissing your body
    lazily relax floating down the winding silence of a lagoon-canal
  • Natural Amazements
    Enchanting Endemism giving you stunning
    selections of specifically featured eco-systems

Museums

Relish Sri Lanka’s rich heritage as you visit its many museums, housing valuable, intriguing collections of historical, cultural, natural and religious displays of ancient artifacts, manuscripts, paintings, and other areas of preserved antiquity. These treasure houses of information and knowledge showcase artifacts of natural heritage, history, science, biological and anthropological marine life, archeology, gems, art & crafts, postal, puppetry, Railways and much more.

Colombo National Museum

Cloaked in pristine white painted walls, is a grand colonial structure surrounded by lush green lawns and trees that are reminiscent of those grand estate homes in the bygone colonial era. The Colombo National Museum ....

The National Museum of NaturalHistory

This museum is situated on the same premises as the Colombo National Museum, facing Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, at Colombo 07. The National Museum of Natural History was established in September 1986 and is the only ....

Dutch Period Museum

This is a two storied 17th century Dutch Urban house at 95, Prince Street Colombo. It was built by Thomas Van Rhee who was the Governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) - (1692 – 1697), which he also used as his residence ....

Bandaranaike Museum

This Museum is located within one of Colombo city’s iconic Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), at Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. Here, an interesting collection of photographs ....

National Museum Kandy

Found next to the Temple of the Tooth in the beautiful historic city of Kandy, The National Museum of Kandy building goes back to the era of King Sri Wickrama Rajasingha ....

Museum Ratnapura

Opened to the public in May 1988, this lovely building with its white pillars and red clay-tiled roof is known as “Ehelepola Walauwa”, on the Ratnapura – Colombo road. It displays a range of artifacts spanning geological, anthropological ....

Galle National Museum

Situated in the quaint and beautiful Galle Fort, The Galle National Museum is housed in the oldest, stately Dutch building in the Fort ....

Galle Maritime Museum

The Galle Maritime Museum specifically showcases features of the biological and anthropological marine life of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka. Located at Queens Street in an .....

Sri Lanka Air Force (S.L.A.F.) Museum

This fascinating museum was first established in 1993 as the Aircraft Preservation and Storage Unit at the Air Force Base in Ratmalana, to preserve the history of aviation in Sri Lanka in general and the history of S.L.A.F. ....

Museum Independence Memorial

This Museum is tucked beneath the Independence Memorial Hall which is a national monument at Independence Square Cinnamon Gardens in Colombo. The Memorial Hall marks the location of the formal ceremony ....

Anuradhapura Folk Museum

The Anuradhapura Folk Museum was established in August 1971, to gather and exhibit cultural and religious articles used by the folk community of the Nuwara-Kalaviya area typically during the period 12-13 A.D. ....

Kotte Archaeological Museum

Comprising five exhibition rooms, this grand residence where once the late Mr. E.W. Perera (also known as ‘the Lion of Kotte’) resided, was known as ‘Ihala Walawwa’ and is now named after him as the E.W. ....

Sigiriya Museum and information Centre

Sigiriya, home of the dominating impressive Lion Rock Fortress built by King Kasyapa (477 – 495 BCE.) This museum showcases Sigiriya’s cultural, technological and archaeological features ....

Polonnaruwa Museum

An ideal location to visit before taking a tour of this once glorious ancient city. The museum and Information Centre borders the majestic Parakrama Samudra (Tank) ....

Dambulla Painting Museum

The Painting Museum is located close to the Dambulla rock on the east and near the Rangiri Danbulla Raja Maha Viharaya and displays ....

Archaeological Museum - Anuradhapura

Established in 1947, the Puravidu Bhavana (Archaeological Museum) in Anuradhapura is situated in the old Kachcheri building. It showcases ancient objects such as Buddha statues, coins, and ....

Archeological Museum Mihintale

This Museum is an archaeological museum built in 1984 and exhibits objects from Mihintale and its surrounding areas ....

Information Centre Tantirimalee

This Information Centre is maintained as a museum for exhibiting antiquities found from the sacred area of Tantirimale with focus on the archaeological and historical heritage of the area.

Archeological Museum Panduwasnuwara

This Museum is located at the Kotampitiya junction on the Kurunegala-Chilaw road in the Panduwasnuwara area in the Kurunegala District. It was first established in the 1970s and subsequently moved to its present building and is the regional Museum of the North .....

Archeological Museum Puttalama

This Museum was established in 2006 and exhibits many antiquities of cultural and historical nature, found from the puttalama area.

Information Centre Nalanda

This Museum was established in 2006 and exhibits many antiquities of cultural and historical nature, found from the puttalama area.

Archeological Museum – Deegawapiya

Lord Buddha visited Sri Lanka three times. It was on his third visit that he is said to have spent some time at Deegawapiya, accompanied by 500 Arhaths ....

Archaeological Museum – Seruwila

Home to the famous Tissa Maha Vehera Stupa where the sacred relic frontal bone of the Lord Buddha was enshrined within ....

Archeological Museum Yatala

According to the Mahawamsa, Prince Mahanaga King Devanampiyatissa’s brother, fled the then capital Anuradhapura to Ruhuna, following an assassination attempt ....

Archaeological Information Centre - Kasagala

Kasagala is a town 9 km from the Ranna Junction on the Ranna-Weeraketiya road with sprawling lush paddy fields and nearby mountains and rocks. Here is found ....

Archaeological Museum - Mulkirigala

An amazing monument of historical architecture, sculpture and artistry, the Mulkirigala Rock Temple Complex or the Mulkirigala Raja Maha Viharaya is accessed along the Beliatta -Weeraketiya main road....

Archaeological Museum - Jaffna

The Jaffna Archaeological Museum is located in the Northern city of Jaffna at Nallur where a rare collection of antiquities of the Buddhist ....

Archaeological Museum - Vavunia

This regional museum was established to exhibit antiquities of archaeological heritage from the Vavunia area. Some of the items on ....

Archaeological Museum - Buduruwagala

Buduruwagala - Home to the fascinating 1,000-year-old rock cut Buddha statues, and the towering standing Buddha some 15 meters in height. An ancient stupa has also ....

Dhananja Gem Museum - Ratnapura

Ratnapura, also known as the City of Gems is where the Dhanaja gemological museum is located at the New Town Ratnapura on the Colombo-Ratnapura highway some 96km from Colombo. It is one of the largest ....

Matara Star Fort Museum

The Matara Fort was built by the Dutch in 1640, but was later attacked by Sinhalese forces supported by the Kandyan Kingdom. Following this, the Dutch having regained control of it, embarked on building another smaller ....

Colombo Planetarium

The Colombo Planetarium is a theatre constructed primarily to give educational and entertainment display shows on astronomy, space science and observing the night sky as well as celestial navigation training ....

Currency Museums

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has established three currency museums in the island. One at Rajagiriya about seven kilometers from the city of Colombo, ....

National Art Gallery Museum

The National Art Gallery is an interesting venue showcasing an interesting collection of portraits and landscapes of art both of its permanent collection and another for exhibitions by Sri Lankan artists ....

National Postal Museum

This museum exhibits information on how post offices were established during the Dutch period. It also features a collection of rare date-stamp impressions, letter weighing scales, some of the oldest post-boxes, rickshaws, and tricycles used ....

Puppet Museum

From ancient times, puppetry has been an integral part of traditional entertainment in villages in Sri Lanka where troupes perform for the village audience providing hours of entertainment. This small but informative museum ....

Gangaramaya Museum

This beautiful temple located in the heart of the Colombo city just by the lovely Beira Lake, is a prominent Buddhist Center, visited by many local and foreign devotees. The history of this interesting temple goes back some 120 years from its ....

Ceylon Tea Museum

Just three kilometers from the historic city of Kandy in the central hills is the Ceylon Tea Museum. Built in 1925, this four-storied tea factory known as the Hantane Tea Factory, was left abandoned for over a decade until it was chosen ....

Mask Museum

Towns typically in the south-western coast of Sri Lanka have historically been known for their mask plays, dances and performances. One such town being Ambalangoda, which has specialized in the mask craft ....

Wildlife Museum

This Museum is run by the Department of Wildlife Conversation (DWC) a government authority being responsible for conservation of Wildlife in Sri Lanka since 1949. ....

Sapumal Foundation

Located at Barnes Place in Colombo, the Sapumal Foundation proudly displays over 200 paintings and drawings that pursue the progress of art in Sri Lanka starting as early as the 1920s, to date. It is an approved charity ....

National Railway Museum

The Sri Lanka Railways opened its new National Railway Museum at Kadugannawa located on the route to Kandy, on the 27th of December 2014 commemorating the 150th Anniversary of ....

Jethawana Museum

The extraordinarily huge Jetawana stupa at Anuradhapura is the highest brick-built dagoba in the world. It is built on a paved platform spanning over 8 acres (3 hectares) with an expansive diameter of over 100 meters. This great construction originally ....

Martin Wickramasinghe Museum

Martin Wickramasinghe was one of Sri Lanka’s most renowned writers and a journalist whose work spanned over fifty years ....

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