In a part of the former Royal Palace Complex of Kandy, there lies the charming house of the National Museum of Kandy. Located close to many a hotel in Kandy, Sri Lanka such as the famous Hunas Falls Hotel Kandy, it is a must-visit attraction to visit in this scenic city.
The Museum Buildings
The former home of the king’s harem, the Palle Vahala building houses the primary exhibits. The main palace building houses a secondary exhibition. Apart from the captivating exhibits, one can also admire the unique architectural features of the Kandy period at this museum.
One can marvel at the sheer craftsmanship of the ancient jewellery, weapons, and other tools of the Kandian era at this place. Several statues of renowned personalities including the statue of Sir Henry Ward, a former British Governor of colonial Sri Lanka can also be observed at the museum. The history buffs would be captivated by the masks, traditional costumes, and ola leaf manuscripts showcased here.
Timings to Visit
The National Museum of Kandy is open on all seven days of the week and one can expect to arrange a visit to this place between 9 am and 5 pm. Spending two hours at the museum is sufficient to explore its exhibits thoroughly.
Tips for a Better Experience
If you’d love to get a better experience at the museum, try to avoid the rush hours of the day. Getting the service of a trained guide would enhance your experience.