Learn about a UNESCO World Heritage site at Sigiriya Museum, an attraction dedicated to three decades of archaeological research on the ancient rock structure. View a detailed diorama of the site and consider the theory that Sigiriya was once a Buddhist monastery, although most believe a palace or fortress stood here. Admire artifact displays of tools, jewels, sculptures, and even a human skeleton, and do not miss the prehistoric section highlighting the area's inhabitants from thousands of years ago. When you've finished, climb the rock fortress for sweeping views of the area. Plan to see Sigiriya Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Sigiriya trip maker.
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Sigiriya Museum Reviews
If you climb Lion Rock (30USD per person) the museum is included - making the museum worthwhile. However, if you wish to just view the museum, it’s 1,800LKR (10USD) per person which is ridiculous for.... more »
As with many museums here it is not extensive but comes as part of the rock entrance so might as well go around. The best bit is probably the reproduction of the wall paintings on the rock face... more »
Good place to do a study on Sigiriya and ancient era. Helpful staff. Maintenance and clenliness should be improved.
Visit Museum before visit the rock. that will give you a great advantage of understanding the ancient system.
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