Panduwasnuwara Archaeological Museum

Panduwasnuwara Archaeological Museum
The Archaeological Museum of Panduwasnuwara, Sri Lanka is one of the Regional Museums Administered by the Department of Archaeology

A small museum was first established in Panduwasnuwara in 1970 and it was refurbished in 1983 (Rambukwella, 2014). The present museum was opened to the public in 1993 (Rambukwella, 2014).

The museum preserves a collection of items discovered from the Panduwasnuwara Ancient City as well as from surrounding sites. Artefacts include Buddhist statues, stone, wooden and metal objects, terracotta items, coins, glass items, carvings, ornaments, writing instruments, various types of bricks and tiles and other monumental remains (Rambukwella, 2014). Objects are displayed in five gallery rooms while open spaces are also used.

1) Panduwasnuwara Museum by L Manju is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

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.409-410.

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This page was last updated on 13 May 2022
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