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National Museum of Colombo

The largest museum of Sri Lanka offers a collection of various artefacts, such as regalia and jewellery. Great chance to learn something new from history.

61 Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Opening Hours

Daily: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.)


Adult: LKR 600
Child: LKR 300


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