Trip Planner: Asia / Sri Lanka / Southern Province / Galle District / Hikkaduwa / Community Tsunami Museum
Take an emotional journey through the history of the 2004 tsunami at Community Tsunami Museum. This museum educates communities about the dangers of tsunamis, while commemorating the 2004 tragedy that claimed so many lives. The tour starts with geological explanations, describing how tsunamis occur, how they are measured, and what warning systems can do to minimize the damage when one does strike. You'll continue on to see photographs of the area after the tsunami, giving you a sense of how the disaster affected Sri Lanka, and how people banded together to repair the damage across the island. Read the stories of people who survived and get a sense of the true horrors of this tragedy. Plan your visit to Community Tsunami Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hikkaduwa trip itinerary planner .
Tours to Community Tsunami Museum
Family-Friendly Private Galle City Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $32
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Private Day tour to Galle from Colombo BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $25
Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Community Tsunami Museum Reviews
Viele Bilder sind zu sehen, und man kann sich einen Endruck machen, wie schlimm das damals für die Menschen war. Die Frau spricht auch ein bisschen deutsch, aber auf englisch kann man mit ihr super re... more »A lot of pictures can be seen, and you can get an impression of how bad that was for people back then. The woman also speaks a bit German, but in English you can talk to her super, and she can tell a lot. The room was quite stuffy, but we would go there again at any time. I was close to tears ...
Price is 500 rupees. Informative staff who were there on the day. Museum is designed to support preparedness and readiness for future disasters. more »
Very interesting museum. The lady that was our guide explained everything so clearly. A must see! Its inexpensive and worth the trip
No pictures allowed in the museum. Can get them if internet if interested. They didn't ask us for payment or donation so I donated. Asked to take off shoes which is fine. The owner speaks good English and will give an explanation if you want. They have a wall of people sensitive photos which they leave covered by a sheet unless you request to see. Worth a 15 minute stop for the education aspect. Else can read about it online.
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