Dutch Period Museum

Dutch Period Museum information

Colombo , Sri Lanka
Address
Street 95 Prince St
Extras Col 11
Telephone
+94 244 8466
Prices
adult/child Rs 500/300
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sat
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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.

It's here in 1638 that King Rajasinghe II of the Kingdom of Kandy signed the treaty that opened up Ceylon to the Dutch.