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Galle National Museum

Church St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 232051
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Interesting.

It is worth the few dollars and hour spent here to see some of the artifacts from the Portuguese... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
harry w
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Burlington, Canada
Basic but honest historical record

If you want flashing lights and audio visual guide systems, don’t go, it’s not for you. If you want... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Simon G
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13 Apr 2018
“Very small collection”
5 Apr 2018
“Poor museum experience”
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Church St, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 232051
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank harry w
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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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

Thank Gillian M
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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

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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
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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
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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

Thank mikeclapham92
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