This is the largest museum in Sri Lanka. 1872 sir William Henry Gregory wanted to start a museum as a result of 1877 1st of January this museum has been established.
When you get in, you can see a big statue of Sir William Gregory. At the entrance, you have to buy a ticket. Now you can get in, to know the history of Sri Lanka this is the perfect place, not only history a collection of older tools. Gold swords and many more to see.
There are a throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchs as well, it's worth to lookout. There are so many beautiful paintings to see, Sigiriya wall painting, painting of the Kandyan era and temple paintings.
Here you can see the oldest and largest library in Sri Lanka. There are so many books written about Sri Lankan history. Not only that they have the oldest book and smallest book of Sri Lanka too.
In addition, the national animal collection they have but you do not have permission to watch it. Do you like to look in Sri Lankan history this is the best place? Are you around in Colombo you should visit this place, it's a very nice experience.