The beautiful island of Sri Lanka has a rich history – and those visiting the Colombo National Museum will be able to find out the country’s ancient stories!
AboutThe National Museum was first inaugurated in 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory. with only just 800 exhibits that showcased the island’s culture and history. There are more than 100,000 exhibits on display now, becoming the largest museum in the country.
The museum is located in Colombo 7, in close proximity to many Colombo hotels as it is one of the most visited tourist spots in the city. If you’re staying at properties such as Berjaya Hotel Colombo, the museum is just 30 minutes away!
Here you’ll be able to find ancient relics and artefacts from the Pre and Proto Historic Period, Kandy period, Anuradhapura period, Polonnaruwa period and other similar times.
This floor displays paintings, pottery, coins, textiles and other historical artefacts that will give you a good insight in to the country’s colourful past.
Don’t missOne of the most popular exhibits at the museum is the gold crusted throne of the Kandyan King – the last in the Sri Lanka. In the same room, you’ll be able to find traditional royal attire as worn by the King and Queen that have been enclosed in a glass box, along with other jewellery items worn by them.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+