Anuradhapura Folk Museum

Anuradhapura Falk Museum
The Anuradhapura Folk Museum, Sri Lanka is one of the Provincial Museums Administered by the Department of National Museums.  It has been established near the Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum.

The museum was established on 22 August 1971 to preserve the lifestyle and household objects of the Nuwara-Kalaviya people in the Anuradhapura area (Rambukwella, 2014).

The museum is used to exhibit artifacts relating to Buddhist temples, Devalas and objects relating to folk sports, music, dance, foods etc. Books, traditional Sinhalese household equipment, betel-chewing equipment, ancient traditional medicine objects, arms and armaments, textiles and clothes, ornaments, various kinds of household items, boxes and bags made of different materials, coins and currency, different kinds of scales and measuring tools, traditional arts and craft objects, domestic husbandry utensils, implements related to Chena cultivation and ancient traditional agriculture, and various type of objects relating to traditional village life are also displayed in the museum (Rambukwella, 2014).

1) Rambukwella, M.W.C.N.K., 2014. Heritage representation in culturally diverse societies: a case study of the Colombo National Museum in Sri Lanka (Doctoral dissertation, School of Museum Studies). pp.403-405.

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This page was last updated on 22 February 2022
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