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National Art Gallery

Nelum Pokuna Mawatha | South of Viharamahade Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 693965
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So bad it’s worth dropping by

Other reviewers have commented on the sad state of the paintings in this neglected hall and it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Don_G_Wright
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Interesting paintings wasted in a grotty room

This is free and it's a single room next to the national museum, so I recommend stopping in, if... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
mrdom
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3 May 2018
“So bad it’s worth dropping by”
17 Jan 2018
“Interesting paintings wasted in a grotty room”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Nelum Pokuna Mawatha | South of Viharamahade Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Other reviewers have commented on the sad state of the paintings in this neglected hall and it’s true — many works are poorly framed and mounted, water damage is obvious, and there are no labels regarding the artist, subject, or date. It feels like a...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is free and it's a single room next to the national museum, so I recommend stopping in, if only to keep the bored guard company. Most of the paintings clearly depict Sri Lankans (some obviously notable people) or colonials, so there must be some...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

It is a rich reflection of Srilankan history and culture. Good place, location wise it is near the Central Park near independence square, great bistros and small yet great eateries.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

National Art Gallery in Sri Lanka is very famous for art and craft exhibitions. They also open the place for funerals of the famous artists etc..the place is very spaces and beautiful and also very well maintained..

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

Though it is called the National Art Gallery it hasn't got nothing much to show. But art happens around this center.

Thank surath d
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Reviewed 14 February 2016

Felt saddened and disappointed when I visited the National Art Gallery. It was more of a portrait gallery of individuals, perhaps important in their time. These were badly neglected, with no information about who they were or what period they belonged to. There were some...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2015

An old & beautiful building but needs better maintenance. This place is mostly used for Exhibitions. Not a must visit unless there is an exhibition.

Thank DilrukshiH
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

The place as I mentioned in my title is poorly administered by the authorities, I felt when I visited the place in 2012. Walls are damaged by people activities. If authorities focus on developing his giant national treasure, it will attract most artists and art...More

Thank Don A
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Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

This is basically used as an Exhibition centre. Well maintained nothing special.You can skip it or take a photo going past.If there is an exhibition you are interested then worth the visit.

Thank SE s
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

I was staying in Colpetty, also known as Kalupitiya (Colombo 03). So, a visit to the National Art Gallery, located in Colombo 07, was understandable. This was referred to me by the owner of the hostel, where I was put up. The Art Gallery is...More

2  Thank ShaunakMarulkar
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