Colombo Travel Guide

National Museum of Colombo

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Colombo Museum and the Natural History Museum

The National Museum of National history is the only museum in Sri Lanka that showcases the the diversity of life that is offered by the island. Situated by the same premises of the Colombo National Museum this place is easy to find. This remarkable museum was established in 1877 by Sir William Gregory who was the British Governor of Ceylon. It was built in the Italian Style by PWD architect J.G Smither and displayed multiple artifacts showcasing the natural as well as cultural past of the country. The main attraction of this museum is the crown jewel and the throne of the last king of Kandy, which was returned by the British to the Sri Lankan People. The library was in fact, was started seven years earlier in 1870 under the name of Government Oriental Library. And yes it is the only museum in the country displaying different forms of nature. 

 

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