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“Well worth a visit”

Maritime Archeology Museum
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Very good display of archeological marine finds. Signage is in English. Movie was very interesting and informative.

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

It is good place to escape mid-day sun and learn about the maritime history of Sri Lanka. The museum is quite small, but interesting. Well worth to visit.

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Museum in the walls of the fort. Decent sized space but no overloaded with exhibits. Interesting displays and some artifacts that have been recovered from the surrounding waters. Enjoyed our visit. Friendly staff who were happy to chat.

1  Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

Although billed as a "modern" museum, this is not the case. The museum itself is in one big room and can be seen in all of 10 minutes. What annoyed me about this place is that when I entered, I had a couple of staff members constantly follow me around the place attempting to give me their commentary on the items. Not needed when there is sufficient information to be read on sign boards.
I really hope the staff stop doing this as it really ruined the experience. The items on display are pretty impressive, although fairly limited in range.

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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Visiting museums in developing countries can be a great disappointment - but this is different: A fine exhibition, presented in a way that more og less lives op to modern western standards. A short movie gives you an introduction to the rich finds in countless shipwrecks around the Southern cost. The exhibition mix impressive objects from the marine excavations with a wider view on how the the Sri Lankan culture and history has been influenced by shipping and foreign trade and occupations. Very interesting!

Thank TuneN
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