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Address: Pettah, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2448 466

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Great history and in wonderful condition

As I'm Dutch, for me a very interesting visit to this museum with great history. The staff is really friendly and knowledgable about the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
Jasper M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

As I'm Dutch, for me a very interesting visit to this museum with great history. The staff is really friendly and knowledgable about the place.

Thank Jasper M
Tallinn, Estonia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to visit it while being in Pettah. The museum was hard to find, we asked from many cups and persons, but thay showd us the wrong way. Once we get there we were out of cash and they did not acept card. They were also rude and not really driendly. The did not eaven seem to care about... More 

Thank Robinkal
Penang Island, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Old dutch building converted to a restaurant and a mall.The building is real European.In the fort area.Nice setting.

Thank Lucy W
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

We were glad we had a guide to take us here through the bustling bazaar area - we might have found it difficult otherwise - the only other means of transport would be Tut Tut The place looked a little tired and in need of some tlc However, the exhibits provided a comprehensive history of the Dutch occupation if the... More 

Thank Paul G
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 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 

Thank WeeKeeWee
Greater Perth, Australia
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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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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 

Thank trh217
Vatican City, Italy
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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 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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195 reviews
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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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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 

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