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Lanka Mangrove Museum


The Lanka Mangrove Museum was built as a key component of the Sri Lanka Mangrove Conservation Project. The state-of-the-art facility adjacent to the headquarters of our partner organization is the first of its kind in the world. It serves to educate locals and visiting ecotourists alike about the ecological and economic importance of mangroves, and introduce thousands of guests to our work to conserve and restore mangrove ecosystems in in Sri Lanka.

A conservation landmark

The museum opened on July 26, 2016, World Mangrove Day, in a ceremony attended by Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena and other dignitaries. It quickly became one of Sri Lanka’s most popular destinations for school field trips, hosting thousands of students from across the country.

A grand reopening

The museum was forced to close to the public for several years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and a severe financial crisis in Sri Lanka.

Thanks to a crowdfunding campaign organized by Seacology, the museum was able to raise enough to make necessary repairs and cover operating expenses for two years, as the country’s economy began to recover. It officially reopened in 2023, again on World Mangrove Day.

Visit the museum

We recommend contacting the museum before planning a visit.

Official website

Lanka Mangrove Museum, No 560, Pambala-South, Kakkapalliya, Sri Lanka


Telephone: +94 324364653