Dutch Museum – Galle


This two-storied large structure revealing the characteristics of a 17th century Dutch Urban residence was made by Thomas Van Rhee, The Dutch Governor of Sri Lanka, 1692- 1697. in 1796, this structure was used as a forearms building of army hospital, police training centre, Pettah post office and telecommunication centre throughout the British period. This building was protected by a special security committee with the compensation of the Netherlands government in 1977 and prepared for the society as a Dutch museum by the Department of National Museums. It has aired over 3000 museum objectives linked to the Dutch who ruled coastal regions of Sri Lanka. (1658-1796)


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