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Very small collection

I went in here as I generally like museums. This one is small, dusty, and the information about... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Whonose
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Al Ain
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Poor museum experience

We are a family of four, children 5 and 8. Galle old town is a lovely and historic place with lots... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Tom R
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 Apr 2018
“Very small collection”
5 Apr 2018
“Poor museum experience”
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Should have read the reviews, we just thought there might be some good history to learn. Limited Sri Lankan collection, and half the place is propaganda from the Chinese communist party - we did find that fascinating and entertaining coming from a country where we...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It is worth the few dollars and hour spent here to see some of the artifacts from the Portuguese and Dutch periods. Not well air conditioned, if at all.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

If you want flashing lights and audio visual guide systems, don’t go, it’s not for you. If you want to see an honest collection representing the past of Galle going back to the 400s, spend the small entrance fee and have a look and you...More

Thank Simon G
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Should have read the reviews, we just thought there might be some good history to learn. Limited Sri Lankan collection, and half the place is propaganda from the Chinese communist party - we did find that fascinating and entertaining coming from a country where we...More

2  Thank Gillian M
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I went in here as I generally like museums. This one is small, dusty, and the information about exhibits is in places incomplete or disappointing. It does not take long to see everything and read all the labels. The lighting is also not so good....More

Thank Whonose
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

So it’s only pennies to enter but this is a shame. Everything else about Galle is amazing you’d think the government or local council would take more pride in its artefacts and this amazing old building. There are shops with better displays than this museum....More

Thank MrJ
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We are a family of four, children 5 and 8. Galle old town is a lovely and historic place with lots of interesting shops, restaurants and cafes. The museum includes old artefacts but the descriptions were bad. Including dates for the pieces would make the...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This museum was established in 1986 within the oldest remaining Dutch building within the Galle Fort that was built in 1656. The single-storey building was originally built as the commissariat store for the Dutch fort garrison. In a later period it was the billiard room...More

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