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Maritime Archeology Museum

Queens Street | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Queens Street | Galle Fort, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed yesterday

You can visit the Galle maritime museum (entry fee us LKR 385) to see precious items and other artifacts excavated from ship wrecks

Thank Floyd A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum holds many artifacts recovered from shipwrecked vessels, some of them well-preserved. Also, there is an information session in the beginning which is helpful and the descriptions of the items are also pretty complete. Enjoyable!

Thank Kashfia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having walked the walls, surveyed the shops and people-watched at cafes, this offered a pleasant break from the sun and a genuinely interesting insight into Sri Lankan maritime history. Shipwrecks have yielded a diverse range of artefacts and the building, a gorgeous 18c warehouse; is...More

Thank Tista C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is within the wall of the 17 century fort structure. The artefacts and commentary that goes with them are interesting, there is a lot of space between displays unfortunately. A large array of artefacts found 2002-3 found in a ship wreck off the...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well this museum focus on delivering information on the maritime in Sri Lanka. A good place to gain some knowledge about Sri Lanka importance in the past and present. However, the entrance ticket for foreigner is 770 LKR, too expensive.

Thank Elton H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Galle is a place for walking around, not too many actual attractions. We found this museum quite interesting and well set out. Not many other customers!

Thank fairtrader
Reviewed 13 September 2017

From the outside it looks run down but the old Dutch warehouse that houses this Museum is just splendid. Before you start looking at the various galleries, you will be ushered to watch a video about the Maritime museum and the work they did, the...More

Thank AustinTay
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Past and present all feature in this well presented small museum in an original 17th century warehouse. From the effects of the 20004 tsunami back to ancient artifacts rescued from the harbour to the history of ancient vessels. Also a couple of dug out canoes...More

Thank Douglas C
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Given a choice I will spend many days in this museum observing and studying at least some of the artifacts which have so many stories to tell about cultures near and far.

Thank Gopinath P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Very nice museum of Galle's maritime past including recovered artifacts from wrecks off the coast. Exhibitions housed in a 17th century warehouse adds to the charm. Note that on our trip, the main exhibit halls were quite warm and stuffy, so not necessarily a place...More

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