Stick No Bills Poster Gallery, Galle

Browse Ceylon tourism and vintage Bollywood posters at Stick No Bills Poster Gallery. Set in a Dutch colonial townhouse within a historic fort, the gallery exhibits and sells rare advertising, travel, and film posters published over the past century. Boasting the world's most extensive collection of Ceylon and Indian posters dating from the late 1800s to the late 1980s, the studio also makes antique-style and vintage postcards and offset lithographic posters. There is also a good variety of vintage posters from Europe and the Americas here, so you're bound to find something that suits your interests. Plan a Galle trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • I found this place on instagram whilst looking for things to see in Galle and it's 100% worth a visit. There isn't a lot to buy in Sri Lanka but this place has beautiful posters and postcards, perfect...  more »
  • There’s not a ton to buy when you go to Sri Lanka, but this store has the cutest prints of old Ceylon. I bought four! Can’t wait to hang them in my apartment.  more »
  • Posters and postcards are nice. Good quality print. But they're not really unique. Also from a local perspective, definitely overpriced.  more »
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  • Cute little place for retro posters & prints! I bought a few postcards :-)
  • Bright, small shop/gallery. Interesting but expensive posters. Worth a visit in beautiful if maybe overly restored area of Galle, the tourist trap part.
  • If you are on the look for good posters or postcards of Sri Lanka this is the ideal place to visit. We were immediately drawn to the lovely postcards of tuk- tuk and the Sri Lankan buses. The new posters of old Indian themed cinema is a nice addition to the collection.
  • Beautiful posters and postcards.
  • Nice Posters but expect western prices!

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A handful of accommodations can be found within the walls of the historic fort at Galle, including upmarket hotels and simple guesthouses, although the relatively few options usually can't cater to the number of visitors to the old town. Unless you reserve your spot well in advance, chances are you'll be looking just north of the fort where, closer to the waterfront, sit a range of upscale boutiques with sea views, and further back, a good number of simpler guesthouses and hotels. Nearby beach towns, and Colombo, remain popular places to stay among visitors just wanting to take a day trip to Galle.
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