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Maritime Archeology Museum, Galle

Categories: Natural History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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2.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Set in an old Dutch warehouse built in 1671, Maritime Archeology Museum features glass bottles, naval craft, and various antiquities recovered from at least 26 shipwrecks. A model of a 17th-century Dutch ship broken in half by the sea stands amid barrels, artillery guns, beer mugs, smoking pipes, and other accessories of seafaring. Situated within a historical fort, the museum recreates the experience of early modern trade in a harbor difficult to navigate. Watch the informative 15-minute video introduction, and ask the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff any questions you might have. Plan to visit Maritime Archeology Museum during your Galle vacation using our convenient Galle vacation generator.
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  • I suspect you need a specific interest in the field of marine archaeology to really enjoy this. I'm a history buff who loves most things antiquated but even I found this a little too dry. Interesting ...  read more »
  • A small naval Archeological Museum. Quite a few exhibits from shipwrecks, a lot of historical information, as well as part of the Museum is devoted to one of the vessels, which is a very long time trying to get it in pieces from the bottom of the sea, but after the 2004 tsunami a year nothing left! at the very beginning of tours demonstrates a small informative film.
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  • This museum is located in an old warehouse of the VOC. the entrance is about 6 euros. It's not very big, but nice and quite varied. There are fishing boats, statues of Buddha that the tsunami washed ashore and are very old, a replica of a Dutch VOC ship, a gun of the same ship, where herbs in pots were transported etc. There is a lot of explanation on the signs that are there and there are also people of the museum around that you like to tell a few things. With an hour are you get through it, but it is nice to see.
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  • Best thing see. Nice view around here. Specially you can see nice view of the sea.
  • I want visit today the maritim museum in Galle Fort with my Sri Lankan wife. I stay over 5 years in this country and have a legal resident in Sri Lanka and also the spouse visa. When my wife ask for the entry price we got the answer 50 Rupie for a local and 5 dollar for the foreigner.  When we told that I resident in Sri Lanka and also show my passport with all resident visas we got the answer that I'm white and not a local.  I told that I from kandy to yale from Colombo to jaffna everywhere pay a local price because I'm resident.  The answer was from the men at the reception : This is my country and you are a f... foreigner and you have to pay the white color price because I'm white skin. This is racist !!!! I never see this in Sri Lanka before and im so disappointed that I never will go to a public place for visit in Sri Lanka !  I got angry and I told this man that this is racist and I will make it public. He following us and told is better to watch my mouth and don't make it public and threatening me. And he told again that this is his country and I'm only a foreigner and they don't care foreigners.  I told him he can put his country somewhere and I went with my wife !  I'm so disappointed from this racist people in this country ! I living 5 years legal as a resident in Sri Lanka ! I work hard for my money same like any local. And only because i have a different skin color I don't have to pay 10 times higher the price then my wife ! 
  • quite an interesting visit. the pieces recovered after being washed ashore after the 2004 tsunami were especially fascinating
  • Not bad.. Enjoyed roaming around..
  • Plave to experience what happening in maritime industry.
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