The National Maritime Museum in Galle is the only museum in Sri Lanka where the anthropological and marine biological aspects of the island’s southern coast are showcased.
The National Maritime Museum in Galle, located within the famous Galle Fort was first opened in 1992. It is located in the 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Galle Fort’s Old Gate.
Within the first gallery of the National Maritime Museum is a collection of different types of watercrafts which were used to transport passengers as well as for maritime trading in the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
The city of Galle is known to be the home of more than 20 maritime archaeological sites. The government has taken action to salvage these treasures and to display them in the National Maritime Museum. Conveniently located Galle Fort hotels such as the Jetwing Lighthouse Club will be a good choice to explore the treasures of the National Maritime Museum of Galle.
Marine life and local fishing exhibits
The local fishing exhibits in the Maritime Museum are just as fascinating as the boats and ships. One of the most notable of these exhibits is the large diorama that depicts a beach scene with a fisherman hauling a seine net or ma-del from the sea.
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