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Review of Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall
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$28.00*
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Private Custom Colombo City Tour
Ranked #58 of 151 things to do in Colombo
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Good for a picture along with this white beautiful building. Looks like a mini white house in Colombo.

Thank CharitraMaheshwari
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

After reading that it was worth a visit I was more than happy when the opportunity presented itself for us to drop in. If you didn't know it was there you would probably pass this magnificent old building without noticing it. Make sure you wander upstairs and get the caretaker to show you around - his English isn't great but he will enthusiastically show you many of the interesting quirky facets of the city's original council chambers - check the windows, you'll not only get a great view but you'll appreciate the ingenuity of their design. As previously indicated entry is free but you can't help but give the caretaker a tip.
Downstairs beneath the building in the open air area is this eclectic collection of municipal objects from mayoral robes to an intricate model of the new town hall to street signs through to a stream powered truck. It's free so there's no need to pay any of the women sweeping or hanging around the displays.

6  Thank Dingo_dude
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

I would suggest people go to the old town hall to experience the enthusiasm and pride of the guide rather than the quality of the exhibit itself. The guide was so proud of his room full of dummies dressed up as a council meeting from 1906. He also emphasised that the broken adding machines were made in Chicago, USA. Incidentally, the upstairs council rooms are a great vantage point to take photos of the busy market place. Entry was free but the guide did appreciate a tip.

2  Thank Piecost
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Did not get a chance to visit it from inside, but the architecture was very good and definitely creates a nice impression.

Thank Adeosthale
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

good place to visit. Quite busy area but nice surrounding.
In close vicinity in Colombo. Good park in front of it and can spend evening in the park

1  Thank Amilaswd
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