The National Museum of Colombo
Department of National Museums, Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo 7. Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. Also known as the Sri Lanka National Museum, it is the largest museum in Colombo. Among its exhibits, it contains regalia of the 17th century Kandyan Kings.
The Natural History Museum
Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Cinnamon Gardens, Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. This museum features Sri Lanka's floral and fauna in dioramas.
The Dutch Period Museum
95 Prince Street, Pettah, Colombo 11. Closed Fridays and all public holidays. 9AM-5PM. Historical museum documenting Dutch colonial rule in Sri Lanka. Houses Dutch-inspired artifacts.
The Sapumal Foundation
32/4 Barnes Place, The Sapumal Foundation was once home to the late Harry Pieris. Visitors are able to see his studio and art materials that have been left undisturbed over the years. This gallery also contains 200 paintings that follow the development of Sri Lankan art. Special art classes are also available at the gallery.
The Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Center
18 Guilford Crescent, Colombo 7. M-Fr 9AM-1PM and 2-4PM. The Art Center provides a multi-functional creative experience with exhibitions, art shows and stage events. Visitors to the Art Center area also able to purchase various antiques as well as paintings and crafts by contemporary Sri Lankan artists.