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“tsunami museum”(22 reviews)
Community Tsunami Museum is aimed educating communities on Tsunami and preserve the memories of 2004 Tsunami. This museum is the continuation of the efforts of Third Wave Volunteers lead by Dr. Alison Thompson (author of The Third Wave - A volunteer...more
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95th Km of Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 77 731 6664
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On my trip to Sri Lanka I was told to visite this tsunami museum because it's the most impressive one and for free. It's a small museum with mainly photographs. It's starting with an explanation of how the tsunami could happen and afterwards you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that you need to visit while in Sri Lanka. Just a few little rooms with lots and lots of photos and information all about the Tsunami that destroyed Sri Lanka back in 2004. It really is an emotional experience...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small 3 room museum depicting the situations of Tsunami that hit Sri Lanka. A lady is present who will let you see and explain each photos present there.

Thank Abhijit S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought most of the memories back from the Tsunami we had seen on the news. Well presented and very sobering. We chatted to many locals during the week and they all have their story to tell. No entry fee but donations help maintain it.

Thank TrailBlazer793032
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is actually a very small museum with only 2 rooms filled with pictures taken during or after the tsunami. Still a MUST SEE!! They will explain to you how things were before the tsunami, how they handled it and today's precautions. Not recommended for...More

Thank Charbel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This primitive exhibition in small house of local teacher is one of the most powerful museums I have ever visited. Remember that there is another small house museum just few meters next to this one. Visit both of them. They are free and it is...More

Thank Tereza S
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is really worth a visit. I never knew how bad Sri Lanka was hot by the tsunami, the museum runs on donations and helps the generations of the people and families and orphans affected l. I would highly recommend the visit to here

Thank willybobs1986
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

A short tuktuk ride from where we were staying and incredibly moving. I cannot imagine the tragedy of this event in 2004.

Thank Russell G
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Learned so much about the tsunami- my children aged 13 and 8 were fascinated well worth a visit . It’s walking distance to the turtle hatchery so it can be done in time be trip

Thank Wilsons2310
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the museums last week and I have to say it was both moving and informative. We learnt a lot about the tsunami and how the area was affected - certainly opened my eyes and I was amazed by how the community has bounced...More

Thank Jennie B
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Bawan S
10 February 2018|
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Response from SteveandJude | Reviewed this property |
You are asked to contribute 250Rs (£1.00), go, look, pay a lot more. It's not an appropriate time to haggle. The money is not for the guides.
6 February 2018|
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Response from Dramaqueenhelen | Reviewed this property |
We relied on our driver so I don’t know but assume 7 days a week at this popular time of year. Maybe , ask your tour operator or driver.
rosemary m
19 November 2015|
Response from estheru21 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It is still located in a shack which is part of the original structure reconstructed. No. The new memorial is not built yet. However there is another hut located in the same compound with more photographs of the disaster.