This vast, colonnaded colonial landmark dates to the 18th century. Its size was necessary as both the voyage to Ceylon and life in the...
Galle Fort Walks
Author and photographer Juliet Coombe leads fun 90-minute walking tours of the Fort. The walks come in several themes, including a...
Galle Fort Tours
Several of Galle's tuk-tuk drivers offer tours around the Fort and town. You can find them waiting across from the Galle Fort Hotel....
Café Nicos@Olanda Antiques
Now this is unexpected. Inside a fusty old antique shop is a thoroughly modern cafe serving real Italian-style coffee, plus juices and...
The praise for this rice and curry joint is far wider than its narrow dining room. There's the usuals but also some more obscure...
31-39 Leyn Baan St · interesting places nearby
Historical Mansion information
If you think you’ve got a lot of clutter filling up the shelves at home, then just wait until you get a load of the Historical Mansion, which is the private collection of a longtime Fort family. Set in a restored Dutch house, it’s not really a museum, as many of the exhibits have price tags. Look for oodles of colonial artefacts, including collections of antique typewriters, VOC china, spectacles and jewellery.
Don't miss the places where plaster has been removed to show how the building was constructed.