Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Galle

Shoba Display Gallery

Beautiful lacework made right here. The shop teaches local women dying crafts and ensures them a fair price for their work. Even if you’re not buying, pop in to witness the process of making lace. Ask about the exce…
Antiques in Galle

Small Antique Shop

Even tinier than the name implies, this little hole-in-the-wall has goods washed up on the beach across the road, found on the street and rescued from dusty old attics. The owner is a chatty charmer (and he thought …
Arts & Crafts in Galle


Stylish takes on local clothing, jewellery, high-quality house decorations, crafts and gifts are the hallmarks of the Galle outlet of this excellent chain of shops. The book section has an excellent selection of Sri…
Antiques in Galle

Olanda Antiques

A vast Aladdin’s cave of antique furniture and clocks that stopped ticking in 1929 are among the treasures you’ll find in this Dutch colonial house. There’s also an attached cafe.
Art in Galle

Stick No Bills

Postcards and posters covering Sri Lanka through the decades. Many of the beautiful vintage airline images for Ceylon sell a tropical paradise of fantasy.
Clothing in Galle

Old Railway

An eclectic shop with a fine cafe upstairs, look for all manner of tasteful (yet not pricey) locally made clothes, decor items and souvenirs.
Food & Drinks in Galle

Cargills Food City

A convenient stop for useful items like plug converters or bug spray.
Jewellery in Galle

Orchid House

A teashop with a sideline in jewellery and the sweet smells of incense.