The Archaeological Museum of Jaffna is located in Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Surprisingly, the building was not affected by the war. Construction began in 1976 after the land was handed over by the Arumuga Navalar Foundation and was completed about 10 years later. The front part is named Navalar Cultural Hall and the museum has many artifacts and collections of Buddhist and Hindu religions. They are made of various metals, wood, and stone.[envira-gallery id=”6523″]
The collections range from ancient times to the colonial era. You can also see the archaeological excavations at Kandarodai led by P.E. Pieris in 1917-1919, of which are 15th-century statues of Buddha and 14th century ‘seven-mouthed’ pot and a pair of cannons of the Dutch Fort. There are many ancient coins from different historical eras. The museum is open from 8.00 am to 4:45 pm, except on public holidays and Tuesdays.