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Historical Mansion Museum

31-39 Leyn Baan Street | Dutch Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 234114
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Breath talking collections!

They are many categories in museum with free entrance! Really surprised by the 45 years collection... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Muslaki
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Interesting collection of random things

The 'museum' is a really a few rooms of one man's collections. It is interesting (and free to get... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
brolidays
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
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31-39 Leyn Baan Street | Dutch Fort Galle, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 234114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are many categories in museum with free entrance! Really surprised by the 45 years collection from coins to clock, from Dutch to Sri Lankan. The guides inside are very kind to share they knowledge, so worth a visit to listen for old Sri Lankan...More

Thank Muslaki
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 'museum' is a really a few rooms of one man's collections. It is interesting (and free to get in to). There's old plates, weapons, money in various piles and states of decay, which is part of the experience. However, you are followed about by...More

Thank brolidays
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i found this place while look around galle fort some intresting old stuff. thet dont charge entrance fees itz free. will get idea about old stuff of srilanka,,

Thank strom12
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Best part of it is the well in the middle of the courtyard. The so-called museum is basically a random collection of old stuff, without any information about it or apparent connection. There's a section for money notes, one for old telephones, sewing machines, typewriters,...More

Thank BrunoSRC
Reviewed 6 May 2017

old dutch colonial building. they dont charge eny fee for entrance as well guides are there to explain the old things. nice old collection of srilanka. few interesting things are there you can get knowledge about old srilankan culture.

Thank Rif A
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This so called museum is literally a whole groups of gem stores in a historical building. Disappointed that Galle doesn't have any museum with significance, maybe Boxing Day tsunami made it much harder...

Thank Phil W
Reviewed 2 April 2017

the staff is nice the buidling itself is worthhile having a look at there are a lot of antiquities in the various rooms

Thank Fran R
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This was a nice place to visit and see a collection of miscellaneous artifacts from ship wreckages and well as from a private citizen's collection. There's a beautiful old well in the center courtyard of this Dutch style mansion. There was a lady hand-weaving lace,...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

If your thing is faded, yellowing posters, dusty, unremarkable trinkets, and staff trying to coax you into buying over-priced gems then this is for you. This is not a museum, more a 'lure' to get you into the back room where they can sell you...More

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Nice collection of antique items. No effort to triage them a bit of a plus and a minus. Know that you're here to be escorted into their gem/jewelry shop so expect it if you enter. There really wasn't a lot of buying pressure only our...More

Thank Getitright212
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