National Museum of Galle


National Museum of Galle is an ancient Dutch building. This has been conserved to showcase the antiquities of the country. It is among those tourist places in Galle that allows you to study the times gone by of Sri Lanka from the 4th Century. 

In earlier times, it served as the venue for billiards for the New Oriental Hotel but later was redeveloped into a museum. The museum was set up with the purpose of preserving the rich cultural and traditional heritage of the Sri Lanka. National Museum of Galle showcases the archaeological and other exhibits. It also houses the anthropological records which expose the existence of human beings and other important developments in the old days. The museum has a total of three galleries and preserves the collections of the British, Dutch and the Portuguese. Starting from architectural designs, relics and masks, shells, wooden carvings and Beeralu Collection to other archaeological objects that take you into the deepness of this country is all conserved in this educative building. You will find the weapons and other warfare tools that were used by the Dutch army in the second gallery

The authority of the Dutch in Sri Lanka can be witnessed through various items on display like the weapons and vessels.