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ColomboHistory & CultureMuseums

Recomended duration
1 Hour
Best time of the year to visit
Throughout the year
Open Hours
Museum - 9AM to 5PM (closed on Sunday and Monday)

Little bit about Independence Square

The Independence Square of Sri Lanka sits in the heart of Colombo next to the Torrington Grounds. It is a resplendent reminder of Sri Lanka’s Independence campaign at the end of which we gained independence from the British Crown in 4th February 1948. This memorial hall is built at the place where the formal ceremony took place, where Sri Lanka regained the self-ruling powers, by opening the first parliament. 

A massive edifice which towers over the surrounding structures, the architecture of the Independence Square is built in keeping with traditional Sri Lankan architectural tropes. The design is based on the Magul Maduwa (Celebration Hall) in Kandy, where the agreements signed between the Kandy kingdom and the British giving the ruling powers to the British monarchy, ending the Kandy kingdom in 5 March 1815. 

Encapsulated in this foundation is a chamber which houses a museum dedicated to the Independence movement of Sri Lanka. The independence square is used as a prime location for many state functions, all under the watchful gaze of a mammoth statue of the Father of the Independence Movement, Hon. D.S. Senanayake.

Surrounding the independence square is a beautifully curated park which is visited by the public for recreation and exercise daily.


Independence Memorial Museum ticket prices:

Local  Child LKR 5
Adult LKR 10
Foreign Child LKR 150
Adult LKR 300

If you wish to take photographs inside the museum, need to take a pass worth of LKR 200.

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