Maritime Archeological Museum (Galle)

Maritime Archeological Museum (Galle)

Maritime Archeological Museum (Galle)
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Katie WS
Scotland, UK17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Very interesting museum about the fishing communities around Sri Lanka and the marine ecosystem. For tourists, the entry fee is 300 LKR each but it is a very small museum - even taking the time to read absolutely everything, we were out within 30 minutes.
Written 16 February 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,647 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It is located by the original entry gate in a nice yellow/orange building. The entry fee for foreigners was the oddly determined 910 rupees. The museum is over four galleries on two floors, plus a gift shop. Most of the exhibits are encased in glass with descriptions also in English. Shipwrecks in and around Galle harbour--like the Avondster--highlight the growth of marine archaeology in the country. The history of trade is explored as well, including the role of China. The museum will not wow you but you will get a decent appreciation of items found in various shipwrecks and the role of Sri Lanka, Galle in particular, in maritime matters. It can readily be done in an hour.
Written 31 January 2020
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Justin Y
Henfield, UK18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This clearly used to be quite an interesting museum but following tsunami damage (a few years ago) it hasn’t been restored in any imaginative way... so it’s very dingy and uncared for. The group of men sitting about in the doorway must be the curators, I suppose.
Written 26 April 2019
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jaapv123
Delft, The Netherlands19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Have really enjoyed our visit to this museum. Nice overview of the museum by a video at the start and then 4 large rooms with eg one dedicated fully to a Dutch VOC that sunk in 1659. Can recommend
Written 6 August 2018
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Tea Centre Tangalle
Tangalle, Sri Lanka6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Highly recommended this place for people who loved to maritime industry and specially for children. This is wonderful place to get knowledge about archiological history of galle.
Written 23 July 2018
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harry w
Burlington, Canada1,072 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
There was a bit of geography and pre-history reviewed and treasure recovered from sunken ships and there were models of old ships. Well worthwhile.
Written 9 June 2018
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ellenphillips2018
Yala National Park, Sri Lanka9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
A great place to shelter from the rain. That’s about it.

The curation is poor, there is no real story to be heard or seen here. Just a load of old pots.
Written 26 May 2018
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asankai83
Awasa, Ethiopia53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
this is best experience about historical site at galle and who want to know history at 550 years ago dutch activities in sri lanka.
to see natural beauty of the sea and other places at galle fort inside and old light house still working condition to maritime navels
Written 22 March 2018
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