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Written by Preetha Manivelan on June 1, 2021 Share on

Sri Lanka Cricket Museum – Treasuring The Success Stories!

Sri Lanka, undoubtedly, is one of the interesting destinations to visit. Be it any place that you visit in Sri Lanka, the experience that you get can never be compared to any other experience, elsewhere in the world. Right from well-known temples to some offbeat attractions, this beautiful island country stands out. When every place in Sri Lanka is unique in some way, do you think Sri Lanka Cricket Museum is an exception? The name ‘Cricket’ itself is enough to attract millions of tourists from all over the world as it is most people’s favourite sport. You have spent hours and days watching how the Sri Lanka Cricket team has become stronger over the years and now finding its cricketing history altogether at one place is something iconic. Who would say no to such an experience?

 

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Keep reading to know more about what to expect on your visit to the museum, the highlights that you must check out, how to reach Maitland and basic things to know before visiting.

Also read : National Museum of Colombo – Spend Some Time Knowing The History!

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Sri Lanka Cricket Museum

Sri Lanka Cricket Museum was established in the year 2019 on February 20th by Harin Fernando, the Sports Minister. This museum is located in Maitland in Colombo right next to the headquarters of Sri Lanka cricket. This museum by Sri Lanka Cricket proudly stands as an icon depicting their entire cricketing history. Being located at the headquarters of the Asian Cricket Council, this museum is one of the ideal tourist attractions that every cricket and non-cricket fan must visit. There are various sections displayed in the museum and you can visit according to your order of favourites. The visit will be worth your time.

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The hightlights of the museum

The museum itself is a highlight. However, there are some records and achievements frozen in this museum that belong to the pre and post-test era. Make sure you check them out.

  • The first comes the epic win of Sri Lanka – 1996 World Cup
  • 2014 ICC World T-20 Cup
  • The centre of attraction – Hall of Fame
  • Asian tournament cups
  • Trophies of all the epic wins

Things to know

Find below some of the basic things that you must know before visiting the Sri Lanka Cricket Museum.

Location: No: 35 Maitland Pl, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka.

Entry fee:

For tourists, Adults – 500 LKR and children (Below 10 years) – 300 LKR.
However, for residents, Adults – 100 LKR and children (Below 10 years) – 50 LKR.

Open hours: 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM (Except Sundays)

How to reach Maitland?

Located only 35 kilometres away from the Bandaranaike Airport, reaching the Sri Lanka Cricket Museum wouldn’t be so tiring. Here are the ways by which you can reach the museum in Colombo.

  • Colombo Express Bus
  • Taxis
  • Tuk-tuk
  • Ordinary bus
 

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What to expect on your visit to the Sri Lanka Cricket Museum?

Sometimes it does feel good to go back to the past and that’s the special thing about museums. This museum in Sri Lanka has been treasuring some of the important trophies won by the Sri Lanka cricket team and celebrating their victories every day. This place is enough to explain the country’s passion for cricket and how proud they are of the team. On your visit to the museum, you can expect trophies of some remarkable wins of Sri Lanka cricket which explain their incredible cricketing journey, over the years.

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An amazing read, right? Sri Lanka has always been one of the most-loved destinations because of the unique places it houses, attracting a huge number of tourists every year. And, a place solely dedicated to the cricketing journey of Sri Lanka is a treat to all the cricket lovers out there. Trust me, a few hours that you will spend there will be one of the best parts of the whole trip. So, haven’t you added this iconic place to your itinerary yet? It’s not too late. To plan your Sri Lanka vacation, check out the Pickyourtrail website and have a look at all the Sri Lanka tour package from India available. With such amazing places, you can customise your own itinerary and our travel experts will help you in curating it. Pay a visit to this cricket Museum and celebrate their cricket histories and victories!

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