This place just like all others is going through serious renovation work. Nice place to visit and know a little history about Srilankan Navy.
It's worth a look to hide from the sun or shelter from the rain. The little movie at the start of the museum is worth a watch but it's quite dated but yet informative in a retro kinda way.
We arrived before the time for last ticket sales. Before we were half way round the museum, they started to swiich off the lights and told us we had to leave. From what we did see, I don't think we missed much but we did feel ripped off.
The National Maritime Archaeological Museum in Galle Fort is interesting but has a limited collection of items if you realise that there are only in the Bay of Galle approximately 26 historical shipwrecks. Of course shows the museum the maritime history of Sri Lanka and not only Galle but it could offer more of the history of the important local... More
These museums are both in the same building and one museum actually encloses the other. Both are run by different organisations with different fees. The one at ground level - The National Maritime Museum, run by the Department of National Museums - is actually very boring and contains virtually nothing that is not found in similar museums and school classrooms... More
Not much to see, mostly about dive sites, old fishing catamarans and there was no aircon so we left with headaches.A few interesting things but if I was making recommendations I would say not to bother (and Im a sailor so Im particularly interested in this area).
It was very interesting with articles explaining the items on display, it is over three levels and the building is so well build, on the way out look at the thickness of the doors outside and the old lamps.
We spent a few hours here. The introductory video was excellent and very educational. The artifacts on display, some ancient, were very interesting. This is a high quality museum. For $5, it's a deal.
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