Srilanka Government

Railway Museum

Sri Lanka Railways Declared to open National Railway Museum at Kadugannawa on 27th December 2014 to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the first train run. The first Train of the Ceylon Railway operated from Colombo Terminus station to Ambepussa conveying the Duke of Brabant of Belgium on 27th December 1864,  This Museum Opening  was held with the presence of  Gathering of Special Guests and Public. A Memorial Stamp, Memorial First Day Cover, Souvenir for the 150th celebration, a coffee table book and DVD was also issued in this occasion A Replica Steam Train was also operated from Colombo fort to Kadugannawa conveying special invitees memorizing the first train run which held 150 years ago.

Many old locomotives, carriages, Machineries, and Equipments have been exhibited at Railway Museum and public can now visit it.


Opening Hours

  • Daily 09.00 AM to 04.00 PM
  • Closed on Poya day.

Ticket Prices

Person Price (Rs.)
Children with School uniforms
Rs. 10.00
Normal Children
Rs. 20.00
Rs. 50.00
Foreign Citizens
Rs. 500.00


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 08:10
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