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Dutch Period Museum, Colombo

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  • We have visited the museum in our earlier trips to the city and although the building was not too well maintained, it was a pleasure to see the artefacts and furniture on display. After plodding throu...  more »
  • The building is pretty impressive - but it (like a lot of the historic buildings in Colombo) needs restoration. It's a huge 2 story mansion that houses a lot of informative history about the Dutch per...  more »
  • I was looking forward to see the various buildings and forts influenced by the Dutch, but this museum although interesting enough was not well maintained and didn't have a very big collection. At only...  more »
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  • It is being rennovated and would be open again 6 months later. One of the staff let me in though, but then he demanded tips for explaining something I have already known.....
  • Very badly maintained, therfore very expensive for what you get. Employees don't know much too and rather walk away than answer a question.
  • To see the Dutch history in Sri Lanka
  • I can't wait till they do the proposed renovations.. the place is beautiful.. but no one takes care of the place..
  • The place is literally very hard to find. Not maintained. Although with a little sprucing up, it has the potential to be a tourist attraction.