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Address: Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2448 466
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This museum is in the heart of Pettah well getting to it is a bit of a challenge as its located in Prince Street the traffic is caotic nad the streets can be dirty after rain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
Yoguswery M
Greater Perth, Australia
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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I made my way to the Dutch museum today to find it all shut up at 3pm. Eventually a man on the street who noticed my knocking shouted to alert the museum attendant of my presence. I was told entrance was Rs500 but then I note he asked one man exiting for Rs200. Another tourist complained that she had been... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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46 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This museum is in the heart of Pettah well getting to it is a bit of a challenge as its located in Prince Street the traffic is caotic nad the streets can be dirty after rain since Sri Lanka have had over 2000 MM of rain during the past six months its a wonder that the place is not under... More 

Thank Yoguswery M
Derby, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting museum that we went to on a recommendation. There are many artefacts here that showcase life under Dutch rule. The gardens are small but move and full of different herbs / spices to smell. We were given a tour by a very knowledgable chap which was worth the tip, as it helped explain much of what... More 

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Vatican City, Italy
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

When I entered, I didn't expect too much, because someone gave me a negative review for this place. Nonetheless, I was satisfied to pay the 500SLR entrance fee. A lot of the furniture was similar to that present in South African farmer homes, clearly from the Dutch East India period. The museum lists the Dutch East India Co. trading cities... More 

Thank flyingpaneuro
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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133 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This museum is located in a crowded market area (Pettah). It is housed in an old building. The building and the way the old artifacts are displayed needs significant improvement - otherwise the artifacts will get damaged soon. The level of lighting also needs to be improved in many places. Not worth a visit, unless you are an avid museum... More 

Thank ShredniVashtar
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

this is one of the valuable place situated in the heart of colombo town. if you like to watch some dutch period real remains like furniture's, coins, guns , clothes and etc.. i suggest this as one of the best place in sri lanka. very close to the fort railway station. you will feel like a dutch when you entered... More 

Thank Usiru
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

This place is like a lost displaced building in the middle of the modern busy streets of Pettah. We went there unfortunately on a rainy afternoon. The entrance fee was too much at Rs500 for foreigners but because I was into art, architecture and history (Interior Designer), I was looking forward to see the inside of this old building. After... More 

hong kong
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This old building (according to the museum guide over 400 years) is a fine relic of Dutch period living. It is set in the middle of Pettah - the noisy, busy, chaotic yet vibrant market area of Colombo. It totally reflected the reason the Dutch were there - to trade. It also strangely portrays a sense of decaying colonial influence... More 

Thank wai yee l
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

For the museum lovers, this is a place to visit. Well organised place. If you can cope with the heat of Colombo, it’s well worth the visit. Ask any Tuk Tuk driver who will take you to the museum for few local Rupees. You get two experiences for the price of one!

Thank abey149
Sri Lanka
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62 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

this is very nice place to visit .from this place you can understand the fort city in the colonial time ....its nice building and the architect

Thank AshramSriLanka

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