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Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

The museum has free entrance. The building has two floors and small exhibitions of the navy and marine life. A nice place for a quick visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SatuJonna
Reviewed August 8, 2019

This small museum in a recently restored colonial villa contains several sections of informative topics on Trincomalee harbour and history, on marine biology and ecology

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank clare d
Reviewed April 8, 2019

This is also the place to see in Trincomalee, alongwith other much-publicised whale-watching etc.etc. We chanced upon this while just driving around the city, near the fort area, and the sight of a museum is always alluring especially in a foreign land! This place has...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cheenu J
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

We didn’t research much before going there, leading to us coming the day it was closed do to cleaning. But that didn’t matter, one of the guides showed us the whole museum. We got a private guided tour for free :-) Very exciting and interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kitbitten
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Interesting, free, knowledgable guide, cool,good restoration of building, just needs some minor repairs

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ruddellkusabs
Reviewed January 3, 2019

Had a super knowledgeable chap there give us a tour , totally free , learnt a lot of great interesting things about Sri Lanka and it’s history . Building is really nice being firmer Dutch port captains residence . Fabulous terraces to walk around with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris Q
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

we really enjoyed this museum. the house is beautiful and has a rich history. it is almost it was so derelict before the dutch government funded to get it back into its current star. the exhibition is interesting- though not hyper extensive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mammavark
Reviewed December 14, 2018

This museum shows the evolution of ships,war crafts from old ages to modern age including local river crafts using figures. there are information about oceanography also. you can watch a about 15 minute educational video too. this museum is a reconstructed old building.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

- This was located in Tricomalee which belongs to Sri Lanka Navy - This is spread over large beautiful area that you should be visit :) - You can see lots of all weapons and related accessories. So you can gather lots of knowledge about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Lovely old building in the middle of town near fort Frederick. A bit delapidated. Some interesting displays esp Natural History Exhibition.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from Sri R | Reviewed this property |
It’s free admission.
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Response from mythili_rm19 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it's open on weekends and evening they close early so reach early
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