Anuradhapura Folk Museum

Museums Anuradhapura

Artefacts at this museum paint a picture of village life in ancient Sri Lanka.

This museum tells the story of what it was like to live in rural Sri Lanka throughout the ages. Artefacts and living models include kitchenware, clothing, tools and games. In particular the museum has conserved the relics of village life from the Nuwara Kalaviya area. The community in this region became isolated from development after the majority of the population fled invasions around 12 AD, and for this reason developed and preserved their skills and crafts.


Venue name: Anuradhapura Folk Museum
Address: Mahamewuna Uyana, Baswakkulama Road
Opening hours: Daily 9am–5.30pm
Price: Rs300
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