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Reviewed 22 June 2018

It's very rare to find historical evidences for 1800s culture of Colombo city. At this place you can find a small (indeed very small) museum which has Steam powered road roller, and a lorry, Gas lamps (used before the electricity comes), fire water points and...More

1  Thank Isuru P
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Situated at a very busy, dirty, area this is the Platinum of the old Colombo. Easily accessible by through Main Street or just a hundred meters walk from the main bus stand or Railway station. Many old artifacts are placed without any security for people...More

Thank Anton E
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The Old Town Hall is now closed and looking a little run-down, but it is still architecturally interesting. It's worth a quick photo when you are passing

Thank mikesierra
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

It stands by a major traffic circle and has a market surrounding it, so the old building makes a nice picture amid those. However, they weren’t letting anyone in so I don’t know if there’s still a museum inside.

1  Thank mrdom
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The old Town Hall is a Dutch colonial building at the end of Main Street at Pettah. It’s now contains a museum of old machinery and other interesting old items. This very old area inside the old Town Hall building is pretty impressive. It is...More

Thank zamanwho
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Outdoor section only, the interior was closed. Intrigued and impressed by the things dating from centuries ago that are on this site. Needs some restoration as it is now old and neglected

Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This town hall built in the mid-19th Century was built in the Venetian Gothic Revival style then popular with British Colonials. Mumbai has many such examples. The main characteristic are the large Gothic revival windows on the second floor. There is a similar building in...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The inside was closed and when you go into the outdoor section you get followed by people who will give you information- of course they want a tip a the end for their services - but you do not really have a choice to not...More

1  Thank mandyberry
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A lovely place to visit though the city's forefathers need to do more to restore the place and the belfry in close proximity to it (the Kayman's Gate) and preserve their historical importance. Was intrigued to see the things from centuries ago that are housed...More

1  Thank ShaneSilva
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Must Visit for Colombo. amazing view on the beach as well as on the Fort and other amenities next to it. Still very good maintained

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