National Maritime Museum
A beautifully carved British coat of arms tops the entrance to the Old Gate on the outer side. Inside, the letters VOC, standing for...
Marine Archeological Museum
With an entrance behind the iconic old Bell Tower, this updated facility is easily the more engaging of Galle's two maritime museums....
Dutch Reformed Church
Originally built in 1640, the present building dates from 1752 to 1755. Its floor is paved with gravestones from the old Dutch cemetery...
Sip an exquisite mixed drink or fine wine in colonial splendour on the large porch at Galle's landmark hotel. It's amazing how the...
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National Maritime Museum information
Nestled in the old walls, this small museum is worth a quick look for its skeleton of a Brydes whale and a very useful model that explains how tsunamis occur. There are also some dusty mannequins demonstrating old fishing techniques.