Sunday, March 6, 2016

National Maritime Museum (Galle)

The National Maritime Museum in Galle, Sri Lanka is situated within Galle Fort. It was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Old Gate of Galle Fort.The Maritime Museum in Galle showcases a collection of boat models, maps, artillery and things found from ship-wrecks, some almost a century old and was severely affected by the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka - but since 2010 has bounced back with aid from the Netherlands, and is pretty well maintained and informative. Under Sri Lanka – Netherlands Cultural Co-operation P
rogram, the Royal Government of Netherlands provided financial assistance for reconstruction of the Maritime Museum. After 3 years period of reconstruction, the Maritime Museum was re-opened to the public.You get a lot of Chinese ceramic retrieved from ships, and some interesting relics and depictions of real people. It's worth the tour if you like models of ships and are fascinated by objects preserved over centuries.

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