One of the best attractions in Sri Lanka is the Colombo National Museum, which displays over 2500 years of Sri Lankan history.
The National Museum is located in the heart of Colombo and is the largest in the country. It has been functioning as the country’s most prestigious museum since 1877. The complex was founded by Sir William Henry Gregory; the British governor of Sri Lanka, which was known as Ceylon at the time.
The zoology division
Zoology section display animal diversity in Sri Lanka, which holds the largest animal collection of the country. If you plan to visit the museum in the future consider staying in luxury apartments in Colombo such as the Capitol TwinPeaks which gives you easy access to a plethora of attractions around the area.
The section allocated for culture is divided into the ethnology and anthropology. The Cultural section has over one million cultural objects; mainly coins and currency, stone antiques, pottery, brassware, textile, furniture, agricultural, household, ritual and musical items.
In the geological section you would be fascinated by prehistoric minerals and rocks as well as both local and foreign fossils.
Botany section has over 1500 dried plants including flowering plants, ferns, mosses, liverworts and several fungi species collected from natural forests in Sri Lanka.
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