World Buddhist Museum

International Buddhist Museum

The Scared Temple of Tooth’s international Buddhist museum is the world’s first Buddhist museum and it was established in 2011. It is consisted of 18 exhibition stalls which depict the transmission of Buddhism among 17 countries. The ancient building which is used for the international Buddhist museum was established by Sir James Longden in 1880 and it was preserved and renovated by the Urban Development Authority of Sri Lanka.

This museum is consisted of exhibition stalls from Sri Lanka and other various countries where types of Buddhism such as Theravada, Mahayana, Thanthrayana and Hinayana are popular. 

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