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Colombo National Museum

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Recommended sightseeing time:2 hours
Address:854 Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 00700
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The Colombo National Museum is also called the Sri Lanka National Museum, and is the largest museum in Sri Lanka. It is under the direct jurisdiction of the National Museum Department of the Central Government (Department of National Museum). The National Museum is a two-story white building, magnificent, founded in 1877, the oldest and one of the most dynamic museums; with the support of the various social and government departments, it is growing and advancing in the direction of international museums.

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The Colombo National Museum is a two-storey grand white building and an ancient museum in Sri Lanka. Built in 1877, it was built in 1980. It is a good stop for Sri Lanka to come and take a walk to get a good understanding of Sri Lanka's culture and history. Here you can see ancient Sri Lankan art, sculptures and sculptures, swords and guns left over from the colonial period, precious ancient devil masks, exquisite handicrafts and famous murals. Many animal, insect and geological specimens are displayed in the natural science room.
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