The National Museum of Kandy is one of the main museums of the country that showcases the rich past of Sri Lanka - particularly the history of Kandy. The museum is located next to the Temple of the Tooth, within the former Royal Palace of Kandy - the last royal residence of the Kandyan Kingdom. Visitors to the museum will be able to see a wide range of items - totalling up to over 5000 in number - ranging from ancient weapons to other tools and artefacts from the British Colonial era. The main exhibits are contained in the Palle Vahala building and another exhibit location is also available in the main palace building. The museum building itself is notable for its architectural features which are reminiscent of the ancient Kandyan Kingdom.
Ticket prices cost around Rs. 500/= for adults and Rs. 300/= for children.
Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Around 1 hour
Adults, Families, Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
The exhibits in the main hall
Designated prayer facilities at Kandy National Museum will be unavailable for Muslims but Muslim travellers could visit some of the many mosques in Kandy during prayer times. Some of the most prominent mosques in Kandy include Mahayyawa Grand Mosque, Mawilmada Jummah Mosque, King Street Jumma Mosque and the Heerassagala Jummah Mosque.
Finding Halal food in Kandy will be quite easy, with Kandy being home to several Halal restaurants. Prominent Halal restaurants around Kandy include Dinemore, Little Hut and Kandyan Muslim Hotel as well as popular fast food chains such as KFC in DaladaVeediya and Peradeniya Roadalso.