Puravidu Bhavana | Archaeological museum

Puravidu Bhavana | Archaeological museum

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Puravidu Bhavana | Archaeological museum)

Puravidu Bhavana also known as the Anuradhapura Archaeological
Museum is located in the historical city of Anuradhapura. It is just a few
meters away from the sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya. This place is a center
of history that gives detailed information about the kingdoms in Sri

About the location

Puravidu Bhavana (archaeological museum) is situated in the Kachcheri
building which is between the Brazon palace and Ruwanweliseya. It was
established in 1947 with the effort of Dr. Senerath Paranavithana. This
is one of the oldest museums in the Cultural Triangle area.

What it contains

Puravidu Bhavana (archaeological museum) contains very valuable
antiques back from the past. It has inscriptions, Buddha statues,
carvings, drawings, coins, pieces of jewelry, pots, gems, beads, and all
other various things you could imagine about.

Most of all, it has a significant model of the majestic Thuparamaya
Vatadage and a relic chamber found at Mihintale Kantaka Chetiya
Dagoba. It a very important museum in Sri Lanka.

Reaching the destination

You have to go on the McCallum Road, AC6, and T. B. Jayah Mawatha
to Maradana Road, P De S Kularatne Mawatha, AC19.

Take the Colombo – Katunayake Expressway, E03 to Canada Friendship
Road, AB9 in Katunayake.
Then take the Ekala – Kotadeniyawa Road, B111, B308 and

Kalugamuwa-Wariyapola Rd to Kurunegala – Minuwangoda Road, A10
in Wariyapola.

You have to go to the A28. Take Dakunu Dagoba Road to Thuparama
Mawatha to reach your destination

Important information

  • You can visit the museum from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
  • It is closed on Tuesdays and public holidays.
    The entrance fee is just LKR 200.

Today Closed UTC+5.5

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday
    Day Off


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