List of museums in Sri Lanka

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This list of museums in Sri Lanka contains lists of museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing.

National Museum of Colombo established in 1877.

National Museums administered by the Department of Museums[edit]

National Museums[edit]

National Museum of Kandy established in 1942 is home to artifacts from the Kandian era
National Maritime Museum (Galle) was opened in 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse
Tea making equipment, Ceylon Tea Museum, Kandy.

Museums of particular subjects[edit]

Museums administered by the Department of Archaeology[edit]

Terracotta Pipes, Jaffna Museum

North Central Province[edit]

North Western Province[edit]

Central Province[edit]

  • Kandy Royal Palace Museum (Regional)
  • Nalanda Museum (Site)
  • Pidurangala Museum (Site)

Eastern Province[edit]

  • Batticaloa Museum.[3] (Site)
  • Dighavapi Museum (Regional)
  • Seruwila Museum (Site)
  • Welgam Vehera Museum (Site)

Western Province[edit]

Southern Province[edit]

Northern Province[edit]

Uva Province[edit]

Sabaragamuwa Province[edit]

  • Dedigama Museum (Regional)

Museums of particular subjects administered by the institutions of those subjects[edit]

Steamroller at Highway museum complex in Kiribathkumbura

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Museum of Colombo". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Anuradhapura Folk Museum". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Heritage – Batticaloa Museum". Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2014.
  4. ^ Pooranee. "Museums". Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka's first Highways Museum now idles". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  6. ^ "National Railway Museum declared open in Kadugannawa". Sri Lanka Railways. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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