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All reviews free entrance interesting collection personal collection lace making precious stones dont charge car boot sale these items jewelry store gem shop gem stones nice place to visit worth a visit galle fort polishing collector coins
This place is small and congested, but the collection of artifacts is fantastically superb. There is a vast collection of artifacts ranging from small items like safety pins to large cooking utensils and also various currencies, coins and stamps. The range is vast and awe...More
First sight is a lot of stuff just put behind glass.
But let your guide or one of the mansion guides tell you about the diffent items and ot just comes alive! Fun old things, lots of history from different periods in history
If you accept that the idea is to show you some interesting stuff and then encourage you to buy jewellery at the end, then you will just enjoy the Museum, and just walk out at the end, leaving a small donation in the box. That...More
This 'museum' has a very interesting collection, some of it old and strange or very attractive, and some of it more worthy of a car boot sale (e.g. Charles and Diana engagement souvenir mug). My guide was quite helpful as we went round, but the...More
Not sure why this place gets so many good reviews...we were followed around by a "guide" who ushered us around the place, even trying to get in my way when I wanted to go back and re-look at something. Then we were taken to the...More
museum is privately owned by Abdul Gaffer who established it in a classic colonial Dutch house. It exhibits a collection of miscellaneous items ranging from colonial artefacts to other antiquities - with many items available for sale. The museum also houses a gem shop where...More
This is a nice electic collection to stroll around inside an old colonial mansion. An excellent courtyard in the centre with two wonderfully friendly Sinhalese people demonstrating lace making and gem polishing. Also some gem shops and art shops leading off from the courtyard. Well...More