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Archaeological Museum

| Sacred City, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 500732
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great museum

Enjoyed going to this museum. Has a great time line of the story of Polonnaruwa the ancient capital... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheryl L
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Broulee, Australia
The museum

Sorry, they need the museum, but to us we strongly preferred getting out and seeing the actual... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Douglas_Dow
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Melbourne, Australia
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| Sacred City, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
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"on display"
in 6 reviews
"interesting guided tour"
in 2 reviews
"hindu deities"
in 2 reviews
"buy entrance tickets"
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"unesco listed"
in 2 reviews
"better understanding"
in 4 reviews
"sri lanka"
in 12 reviews
"great place to start"
in 2 reviews
"actual site"
in 3 reviews
"stone sculptures"
in 2 reviews
"background info"
in 2 reviews
"medieval city"
in 3 reviews
"worth spending some time"
in 2 reviews
"ruined city"
in 3 reviews
"located close"
in 2 reviews
"foreign visitors"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed going to this museum. Has a great time line of the story of Polonnaruwa the ancient capital of Sri Lanka.

Thank Cheryl L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Sorry, they need the museum, but to us we strongly preferred getting out and seeing the actual ruins. It good to get an overview but it could have effectively been done in a quarter of the space and time

Thank Douglas_Dow
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is located the where you have to buy tickets for entrance and its include the price of ticket. Many things to see and brief descriptions. Do not miss it

Thank ericB546ES
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We were only going to buy our tickets here and then head out but went through the museum at the advice of our driver. We were very happy we did. The museum does a good job of giving you the context of the ancient ruins,...More

Thank Lilyremake
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited here prior to going around the ancient city. This helped to put yhe whole civilisation into perspective and lay a good foundation and understanding of the history of the whole site. Worth doing

Thank ScotsmanEssexUK
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

after purchasing your ticket, please go through this museum to learn more about the places before going out, it will help you to understand more.

Thank plwh888
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This is the museum at the entrance to the site (where you pay) and it is worth a stroll thru it as it gives you and idea of the layout of Pollonaruwa and the mini scale reproductions of the buildings gives you a feel of...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The museum is where you buy your ticket to access the archeological sites. It gives a good summary of the history and also houses some of the artefacts. We managed it in about 30mins. Can be done in less. Toilets on site. No wifi.

Thank Polo_and_Marco
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

There was a great deal to see here and it was well laid out. However one had to buy a guide to be able to identify the exhibits as there were few labels otherwise. It would take a much longer time to view this museum...More

Thank Maria1481943
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This is a well laid out modern museum with several of the artefacts found on the main site. It has models depicting how several of the buildings must have looked and bought the whole sit to life. We visited after visiting the main site, which...More

Thank DP1066
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