Dutch Museum – Colombo (Pettah)


Map1Crew : 1

Transportation : Bus, Walk

Duration : 2 Hours

When i am searching the internet for places to visit near Colombo, one of the results showed me ” Colombo Dutch Museum” and i was curious. I haven’t been heard such thing existed in Colombo. Plus when i searched for the location, Google map pointed in the middle of the busiest site in Colombo, Pettah. I was too interested to visit, so i decided to go there in a Saturday morning. It was around 10.30 AM when i reached to petteh and it was easy to find the way among busy crowd with the help of Google maps. It was easy to identify the calm and spacious corridor of the museum in the middle of crowdy  and noisy “Prince Street”. There is a ticket counter at the entrance. Ticket Price is 20 rupees for a Srilankan adult, which is extremely cheap. There were some curators at the entrance (You can use there help if you want), But i preferred going through the Artifacts all by myself.Introduction to the era and general information was displayed at the very first room where we enter. The Maps before and after dutch rulers, Introduction to religious, cultural and governing structure changes are some of the attractions i saw in the first two rooms. There were many Wooden furniture with designs influenced by dutch culture and ornaments like chandeliers, jewelry boxes and Cutlery were displayed. The Garden of the building was preserved and the well on the side is a major attraction. It took around 1.5 hours for me to cover all the exhibits.

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