Overview

You will find this lovely small museum in the Upper Chatham Street, close to the clock tower and behind the Old Dutch Hospital. Although the name ‘Economic Historic Museum’ would in the first place not seem to be so attractive to you, it’s unexpectedly interesting. It has opened its doors in November 2013 and is a part of the Central Bank. The building is from 1914 and a beauty of colonial architecture. It was severely damaged by a bomb blast on the Central Bank in 1996, but has been completely restored. It contains mainly coins and Sri Lankan bank notes from ancient times till now. Through a microscope you can study the designs more closely and discover security marks by using UV light. On the second floor is an interesting exhibition of the Commonwealth countries. Apart from the exhibition the building itself is a beauty and it contains the biggest chandelier in South Asia.

Opening hours: 09.00 a.m. to 05.00 p.m. Closed on Sundays and Public & Bank Holidays

 

Free entrance

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