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Museums of the Department of Archaeology

  • Western Province (+94-112-2667377)

Archaeological Museum of Kotte
Bangala handiya,
Ethulkotte,
Telephone Number - +94-60-2117392
The museum is situated at athulkotte Bangalahandiya about 10 from Borella Pitakotte Junction

  • Sabaragamuwa Province (+94-45-2223035)

Archaeological Museum of Dadigama,
Thuntota
Dadigama
Telephone Number - +94-60-2367718
The museum is situated about 7 on Galapitagama road from Nelumdeniya junction off the Colombo Kandy road.

  • North Western Province (+94-37-2291065)

1)
Archaeological Museum of Puttalam
Puttalam - Telephone Number - +94-32-2265861
Adjacent to the Railway crossing on the Kurunegal Puttalam road.

2)
Archaeological Museum of Panduwasnuwara,
Panduwasnuwara,
Hettipola.
Telephone Number - +94-37-2291065
Adjacent to the sacred area of Panduwasnuwaa on the Chelow road from Kurunegala (Kottampitiya Junction)

3)
Archaeological Museum of Yapahuwa,
Yapahuwa - Telephone Number - +94-60-2981395
The museum is situated in the sacred area of Yapahuwa on the Galtamyaya road via Kurunegala, Mahawa.

4)
Archaeological Museum of Rajanganaya, Tambutta, Mailewa,
The museum is situated at Hattikuchchi viharay in Rajangana from the Galkalla junction .

5)
Archaeological Museum of Dambadeniya
Telephone Number - +94-60-2877729
The museum is situated in the sacred area of Dambadeniya on route No. 05 on Kurunegala- Colombo road.

  • North Central Province (+94-25-2222411)

1)
Archaeological Museum of Anuradhapura,
Anuradhapura
Telephone Number - +94-60-2856564
Between the Mirisawetiya dagaba and the Basawakkulama weva.

2)
Archaeological Museum of Weheragala,
At the Weheragala viharaya in Anuradhapura

3)
Archaeological Museum of Kaludiya Pokuna

4)
Archaeological Museum of Isurumuniya
In the Isurumuniya sacred area.

5)
Archaeological Museum of Mihintalaya
close to the main entrance to the sacred area in Mihintalaya

6)
Archaeological Museum of Tanthirimale
Telephone Number - 0602857703
At the Tanthirimale Vihara

7)
Archaeological Museum of Bandaranayaka (Anuradhapura)
Adjacent to the lion pillar, on Anuradhapura Udamaluwa.

  • Central Province (+94-81-2222336)

1)
Archaeological Museum of Kandy
Kandy,
Telephone Number - +94-81-222233
Adjacent to the Temple of the tooth in Kandy.

2)
Archaeological Museum of Nalanda
Telephone Number- +94-60-2827734
Adjacent to the Nalanda Gedige

3)
Archaeological Museum of Pidurangala

4)
Archaeological Museum of Sigiriya
Adjacent to the moat at North entrance in Sigiriya.

  • Uva Province (+94-55-2222637)

Archaeological Museum of Buduruwaga,
Buduruwaga,
Telephone Number - +94-60-2553617
The museum is situated at Buduruwagala junction between the Wellawaya and Tanamalwila.

  • Southern Province (+94-91-2234071)

1)
Archaeological Museum of Matara Taraka Kotuwa,
At Matara Town.

2)
Archaeological Museum of Yatala

  • Eastern Province (+94-63-2222017)
  1. Archaeological Museum of Dighawapiya
  2. Archaeological Museum of Seruwila

Work in Charge

  1. Museum is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m on all days except on all Tuesdays and the Sinhala New Year Day.
  2. It is possible to visit the museum without an entrance ticket.
  3. Museum officers will provide guidance to visitors when visitors need any information.
  4. When a person needs information for conducting a research, such person should seek permission from the Director of Museum or Regional Assistant Director.
  5. Regional museums maintain sale outlets from where departmental publications can be purchased.
  6. Taking photograph or video filming of exhibits is not normally allowed. Those who want to do so for a reasonable cause should obtain written permission of the Director General.
  7. The Department provides guidance and know-how to private organizations when they wish to establish museums.

Organization Information

Department of Archaeology

Sir Marcus Frenando Mawatha,
Colombo 07.


Mrs. W.R. J. Vasana Pramachandraa
Telephones:+94 11 2 692840 / 41
Fax Nos:+94 11 2 696514
Email:info@archaeology.gov.lk
Website: www.archaeology.gov.lk

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Last Updated On: 2009-10-30 11:27:23
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