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Colombo Dutch Museum

  Province Western
  District Colombo
  Nearest Town Pettah
  Museum type Archaeological
  Established in 1982
  Holidays Tuesdays
  Visiting Hours 9.00am to 5.00 pm
  Display Objects

The museum while displaying the Dutch legacy with the artefacts viz. Furniture, ceramics, coins, arms etc

  Description

The Dutch Period Museum, Colombo The old 'Dutch House' on Prince Street, Pettah (Colombo 11) which houses this museum was built in the late 17th century and was initially the residence of Count August Carl Van Ranzow along with five other houses of the elite. Today, the sides of the street are choc-a-block with boutiques and stores of Moslem traders. The restoration of this building commenced in 1977 and was completed in 1981. This museum was opened to the public in 1982. This building embodies the unique architectural features of a colonial Dutch town house. The museum while displaying the Dutch legacy with the artifacts viz. furniture, ceramics, coins, arms etc. portrays facets of contemporary life and culture.

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