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Ancient Technology Museum (Polonnaruwa)

Ancient Technology Museum Polonnaruwa
The Ancient Technology Museum (Sinhala: පොළොන්නරුව පුරාණ තාක්ෂණ කෞතුකාගාරය) in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka is one of the Museums Administered by the Department of National Museums. It is considered the country’s first ever museum of ancient technology.

The Ancient Technology Museum was constructed under the Awakening Polonnaruwa Programme to collect and preserve old technological equipment for the knowledge of future generation. It was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena on 3 July 2019. A wax statue museum depicting statues of all Sri Lankan leaders in the post-independent era was added to the museum on 12 November 2019.

The museum is housed in a three-storied building built on a land of about two acres. Objects, specimens and their models relating to ancient technology of Sri Lanka from Pre-historic Period to the 18th century are displayed in the museum. It also comprises a library, an auditorium, an activity center, an innovation center and a souvenir outlet.

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This page was last updated on 6 March 2022

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