National railway museum, Kadugannawa

Coordinates: 7°15′27.4″N 80°31′15.1″E / 7.257611°N 80.520861°E / 7.257611; 80.520861
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National railway museum
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National railway museum, Kadugannawa
Established27 December 2014[1]
LocationKadugannawa, Sri Lanka
Coordinates7°15′27.4″N 80°31′15.1″E / 7.257611°N 80.520861°E / 7.257611; 80.520861

National railway museum is the national railway museum of Sri Lanka, located in Kadugannawa. The railway museum is owned by Sri Lanka Railways.

The museum was opened on 27 December 2014 in order to commemorate the 150th anniversary of railway service in Sri Lanka. Previously, the museum was located in Colombo.[2] The old museum was opened in May 2009.[3]

The museum has old engines, locomotives, rail cars, trolleys, carriages, machineries, and equipments that have been used since the beginning of Sri Lanka Railway.[4]

Opening hours[edit]

Class M1 locomotive at museum

The museum is open daily from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM and closed on Poya days. Payment is by cash at counter, and ticket fee is LKR 10.00 to children with school uniforms, LKR 20.00 to children without school uniforms, LKR 50.00 to adults and LKR 500.00 to foreign citizens.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Railway Museum declared open in Kadugannawa". Sri Lanka Railways. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka Railways to relocate National Railway Museum to hill country". Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  3. ^ "The National Railway Museum, Sri Lanka". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "The national railway museum Kadugannwa". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "National railway Museum Kadugannwa". Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.