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Address: Sigiriya Thalkotta | Sigiriya Thalkotta, Sigiriya, Central Province, Sigiriya 21120, Sri Lanka
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Good insight to Sigiriya

Museum opens at0830,so if you are early do climb first, but check it out as good background knowledge to area and the rock,and makes you think how they built palace on top and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eamonn R
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Denver, Colorado
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375 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum has a diorama of the site which gives an excellent overview and explanation of Sigiriya's cultural importance. It was originally a Buddhist monastery and established as a fortress. It was important for the trade routes with the Gulf, China, India and the Roman Empire. No photos are permitted here.

Thank Judi L
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sigiriya Museum is one of the most informative museums in Srl Lanka. I really enjoyed visiting this place. It is also well organized. Each chamber is specified with different categories and there are plenty of things one can learn from this place. I recommend this place especially for school children.

Thank benq w
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It a good place to visit. There are many specimens to see and get a good knowledge of history of this area.

Thank Aruna K
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum opens at0830,so if you are early do climb first, but check it out as good background knowledge to area and the rock,and makes you think how they built palace on top and lived thete

Thank Eamonn R
Uttar Kashi
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413 reviews
222 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the museum's animated recreation of the palace/fort on top of the mountain! The old photos of the British discovery of this site are also fascinating.

Thank atmananda
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum donated by the Japanese is not often visited, it's well laid out and informative. Architecturally I think it's quite interesting too with the water running below and trees growing through it.

Thank Seema M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Sigiriya Rock during our recent 3 week holiday to Sri Lanka. Prior to climbing the staircases to the top, we visited the Museum. Considering this is a UNESCO World Heritage attraction, in our view the museum was a disappointment. The displays were average at best and didn't really excite us or capture the amazing... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is best to visit the rock as early as possible. It opens at 7am, and if you start the climb then, you climb in the shade and with fewer people. Visit the museum afterwards. Tip: if you have a driver, ask them to guide you. It will keep the local guides at bay. Also do your research in advance... More 

Thank Jo G
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

all great .. love the sigiriya structure which was there .. seems as a real one .. bithu sithuwam was there. but we cant take photographs

Thank Jinna A
Fuerth, Germany
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Visiting the museum is worthy, but the exhibition may be better arranged. New colour on the walls might look the museum quite better. No really competiveness to European historical museums.

Thank Flsammler

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