Dutch Period Museum, Colombo

Dutch Period Museum - A Quick Overview


Address: Prince Street, Colombo 11, Sri Lanka

Phone: +94-112448466

Ticket Price: 500 LKR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

Currently Closed

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About Dutch Period Museum, Colombo

This unique museum was originally the 17th-century residence of the Dutch governor and has since been used as a Catholic seminary, a military hospital, a police station and a post office. The mansion contains a lovely garden courtyard and has a nice faded feel since a 1977 restoration.

Exhibits include Dutch colonial furniture and other artefacts.

Dutch Period Museum Ticket Prices

  • The prices for carrying the camera is LKR 250 and video camera is LKR 2000.

How To reach Dutch Period Museum by Public Transport

  • You can take the cool kangaroo radio cab, the ace cab or rent a taxi service. The cheapest and easiest way is to hire the tuk-tuk.

Restaurants Near Dutch Period Museum

  • New palm leaf hotel- tea and cake

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Dutch Period Museum, Colombo Reviews

  • A must visit place in the Capital of Sri Lanka. We have been there with family and enjoyed well.

  • Lovely and valuable place to visit. Must visit.

  • Great museum where you learn about history. Friendly staff and a must see if you are in the neighborhood.

  • Valuable place to see but in these days it is closed..

  • The two storey colonnaded building on Prince Street, Pettah (Colombo 11) which houses this museum was constructed during the Dutch occupation of Colombo (1656 - 1796) and was the formal residence of the Governor of Dutch Ceylon Thomas van Rhee (1634 - 1701) during his term of office in 1692 to 1697.

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