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Not a great place to go. Exhibited objects are quite mixed up. No clear storyline/timeline to link the scattered pieces together. Many objects not discovered from "marine archeology" - which is kind of tricky given the theme of the museum.
Anyway, the National Museum in...More
start by watching the video. It makes the exhibits you see come to life and puts the historical context. Amazing to think that this location could have been Tarshish of the bible and was such a maritime hub. well presented exhibits.
As other reviews have said, the museum is a bit muddled. We were hoping for more of a history of Galle and it’s various inhabitants but it wasn’t really there. There was very little in fact about trade routes, what was traded etc. Some of...More
The museum is housed in an old Dutch Building, which has 2 floors. You enter through the top floor and exit through the ground floor, which is bang opposite the District Courts. There are not many exhibits of value and interest. But you just go...More
It used to be that this museum had many ancient Sri Lankan artifacts. Bur now half the small old museum is occupied by ghastly nouveau riche flavoured gilded figures of Chinese. With Sri Lanka so indebted to China with Chinese loans Sri Lanka cannot pay...More