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National Maritime Archaeology Museum (Galle)

Queen Street, Fort, Galle


The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old.



The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old. It is inside a 1671 Dutch warehouse, and was severely affected by the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka - but since 2010 has bounced back with aid from the Netherlands, and is pretty well maintained and informative. You get a lot of Chinese ceramic retrieved from ships, and some interesting relics and depictions of real people. It's worth the tour if you like models of ships and are fascinated by objects preserved over centuries. Here are some photos to take you through.
IMG_0188 The signature yellow walls of the fort Museum
IMG_0127 Creepy realistic depictions of Sri Lanka's inhabitants in 12,000-10,000 BP
IMG_0167 A detailed model of a ship - there were also real fishermen boats like the Madel Oruwa
IMG_0163 Another very realistic dummy of a hand-loom worker
IMG_0157 A Nepalese or Indonesian depiction of the Buddha, damaged by the tsunami
IMG_0108 A painting from the 19th century telling the story of the arrival of Prince Vijaya
IMG_0174 Lead bullets used by sailors

TIP

Entrance fee for locals is Rs. 50.

Address

Queen Street, Fort, Galle

Directions

It's right in front of the Dutch Church, and near the Commercial Bank ATM.

Contacts

E-Mail Website

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Open 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
4
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
3
Ambience Rating
3
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