Dutch Period Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Prince Street, Colombo 11, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112448466
  • Ticket Price: 500 LKR
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, View Point, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museums, Heritage Building

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.

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  • Dutch Period Museum Address: Prince Street, Colombo 11, Sri Lanka
  • Dutch Period Museum Contact Number: +94-112448466
  • Dutch Period Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Dutch Period Museum Price: 500 LKR
  • Best time to visit Dutch Period Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Dutch Period Museum: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 52.16% of people who visit Colombo include Dutch Period Museum in their plan

  • 36.88% of people start their Dutch Period Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Dutch Period Museum

Monday, Tuesday and Saturday

91.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dutch Period Museum

People normally club together Old Dutch Hospital and Fort while planning their visit to Dutch Period Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • The two storey colonnaded building on Prince street, pettah which houses the museum was constructed during the dutch occupation of Colombo (1656 -1796) and was the formal residence of the governor of dutch in Ceylon. During his term of office the building has served with many different purposes over the years. Once as a court , teaching training centre, orphanage and It was also uses as a hospital. Now it is a museum which opens in 1982. The building has an unique architectural surrounding by it self. The museum displays the dutch legacy itself

  • This place obviously takes you to the Dutch period of Sri Lanka. The Museum itself is an old house built in Dutch era. You can enjoy the architecture of the place and many antiques such as Furniture, clothes etc. The visitors need to purchase tickets to explore this small but enthusiastic museum.

  • The two story colonial era building located on Prince Street at Pettah in the old part of Colombo city, which houses this museum was constructed during the Dutch occupation of Colombo during 17th Century. It represents a unique architectural features of a colonial Dutch town house.

  • A historic museum in historic building which has become unsafe for visitors and hence temporarily closed.

  • Very few come to visit the place. Not very well maintained.Very informative place.Should visit if you are interested in Sri Lankan history

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