The first train of the Ceylon railway operated from Colombo terminus station to ambepussa. The national railway museum is an interesting valuable place in Sri Lanka. It displays many valuable things for visitors.
Previously the national railway museum was situated in Colombo. Now it is located at kadugannawa. The railway museum is owned by Sri Lanka railways. National railway museum has free entry but it has donation boxes. So you can put a voluntary donation towards the upkeep of the museum.
The old museum has been opened in May 2009. The current museum was opened on 27 of 2014. The museum has old engines, locomotives, rail cars, trolleys, carriages, machinery, and equipment that used since the beginning of Sri Lanka railway. By exploring this museum we can have knowledge about our past transportation.