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“Amazing collection”

Historical Mansion Museum
Ranked #25 of 60 things to do in Galle
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Fascinating and quirky collection. Interesting old building. Donation expected but otherwise free to go in. Expect to end visit in gem shop but not really hard sell and actually interesting too.

Visited March 2014
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“History!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

It's depicts the history and the colonial times of Sri Lanka. Quite an experience of you want to learn history.

Visited May 2013
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70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Stay away”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

Tourist trap where they try to get you to buy their wares. Nothing really historical here, unless you call making jewelry by hand historical.

Visited January 2014
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Funny”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Walking down the street we were invited into this place by an old man. He said we can take pictures no problem. But what to take pictures of? Old dusty shelves overfilled with clocks that was just the first room though. It got better later, old money, things made out of turtle shell. In the yard they have an old well that is still working, around the corners of the yard are craftsmen working on things like polishing gems, lace etc. They also have a jewelry store. Another tourist trap.

Visited January 2014
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Another hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Here we have a beautiful and really old building which has been faithfully resorted and filled with many artefacts from the past. To demonstrate how to keep cool in the Tropics look at the thickness of the wall and the really cool courtyard in the centre complete with its own well.

Visited December 2013
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