The National Museum of Galle is one of the most prominent attractions in this charming coastal city. It is found in the oldest remaining Dutch building in the Galle Dutch Fort. It is believed to have been built back in the year 1656. The old building was renovated and opened on the 31st of March 1986.
In the National Museum of Galle you will find a remarkable collection of artifacts that showcase the rich allure of the Sri Lanka’s colourful past. Many of the exhibits that are found here date back to the Portuguese, Dutch and British periods. The museum is divided into three categories. In the first section you will find exhibits that give information about the popular cottage industries in the region like turtle shell jewellery making, wooden mask manufacturing and Beeralu lace weaving. The second gallery is dedicated to Dutch period artefacts like arms, weaponry, V.O.C. porcelain and furniture. In the third section which is named ‘Sri Lanka China Friendship Gallery’ you will find historic evidence of trade relations between China and Sri Lanka.
You will be able to easily visit this delightful destination as you are traveling in Sri Lanka with Green Holiday Centre. A tour in the National Museum of Galle will take you only a very short time so you will be able to include it in your travel itinerary even if you are on a tight schedule.