Colombo, the commercial hub of Sri Lanka, contains many attractions, whether cultural sights or shopping malls. However, if you truly want to experience the history of Sri Lanka, there is no better place to spend your day than the Colombo National Museum. This building is not only magnificent to look at but also contains centuries’ worth of artefacts. But there are a few things that you need to know before spending your day at the museum.
After having a lavish breakfast at a property such as Cinnamon Red Colombo, you can grab a three-wheeler to the museum as it opens only at 9 am. While it is open 7 days a week, keep in mind that it is closed on public holidays. Furthermore, the museum is open only till 5 pm. Therefore, it is advisable to visit the museum in the morning to be able to spend the whole day there.
Tickets for the Colombo National Museum can be purchased at the entrance. The ticket prices vary for locals and foreigners, with discounted rates available for students. It is recommended to carry cash for ticket purchases, as credit card facilities may not be available.
While the museum contains over 10,000 exhibits, the highlight would be the crown jewels and the throne of the last King of Sri Lanka.
After the Museum tour and once you figure out where to stay in Colombo, you can also take the time to visit the National Museum of Natural History, which is located on the same premises.