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Air Force Museum

New Airport Road, Ratmalana

From World War II Royal Air Force operations to the end of the war, the museum takes you through our aviation history.

National Postal Museum

Postal Headquarters, No 310, D . R . Wijewardena Mw, Colombo 10

The National Postal Museum is a surprisingly well maintained collection elaborately detailing Sri Lanka's ...well you guessed it - postal history.

Central Point (Economic History Museum)

Chatham Street, Colombo 1

The Central Point is a completely refurbished building behind Dutch Hospital, run by the Central Bank. It's a beautiful space which now houses a money museum and a cafe.

Customs Museum

40 Main Street, Colombo 11

This rarely open museum has an interesting collection of stuff seized by the customs department, from leopard skin to ivory to bugs.

German Toy Museum

Havelock Road, Colombo 6

The German Toy Museum is Gayangi von Heimendahl's personal collection of toys - dolls, cars, train sets, you name it - from Germany, over the span of 35 years.

National Maritime Archaeology Museum (Galle)

Queen Street, Fort, Galle

The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old.

Colombo National Museum

854 Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha,

Colombo's only proper museum (the Dutch museum and the weird old Town Hall one barely come on par) is pretty amazing. This Italianate colonial style building houses statues, artifacts and paintings that go back…

Old Town Hall

Main Street Roundabout, Pettah

The old Town Hall is a gothic-type Dutch building at the end of Main Street in Pettah. Inside it is a creepy museum of life-size dolls sitting around a wooden table in different postures: a replica of…

Dutch Period Museum

95 Prince St Pettah Colombo 11

Just being able to stand in a space that someone from the 17th century would still recognize is worth the Rs 20 admission charge.

The Old Town Hall Museum

Main Street Roundabout, Colombo 1

At the end of Main Street, Pettah, there is a forgotten museum. The Old Town Hall Museum houses a variety of very heavy memorabilia from the city's past - steam-rollers, street signs,…

Independence Memorial Museum

Independence Square, Colombo 7

Independence Square is a beautiful place to hang out and relax. A lot of people surprisingly don't know that under the Memorial Hall are wooden doors that open into a museum.

Traditional Puppet Art Museum

Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala

The ‘rukada’ figures have been handcrafted by traditional puppet artists with remarkable attention to detail.

Museum Of Natural History And Science (Batticaloa)

Bazaar Street, Batticaloa

The Batticaloa Science Museum is not a very good museum and it smells funny (probably because of the generally live sea creatures in tanks) but it's interesting in its own way.

Colombo Maritime Museum

19, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Chaithya Road, Colombo 1

One of the lesser-known attractions of Colombo, the Maritime Museum has the potential to be interesting. For now, it is mostly dingy and poorly-lit.

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