National Maritime Museum Galle
ජාතික සමුද්ර කෞතුකාගාරය
The National Maritime Museum in Galle, Sri Lanka is situated within Galle Fort. It was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Old Gate of Galle Fort. Whilst the building housing the museum survived the impact of the 26 December 2004 tsunami, the adjoining UNESCO Maritime Archaeology Unit was completely destroyed and all the exhibitions were flood damaged and the majority of maritime archeological artifacts were lost.
Under Sri Lanka – Netherlands Cultural Co-operation Program, the Royal Government of Netherlands provided financial assistance for reconstruction of the Maritime Museum. After 3 years period of reconstruction, the Maritime Museum was re-opened to the public.
References & External Links
"National Museum of Colombo". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
"Anuradhapura Folk Museum". Retrieved 31 May 2015.
Pooranee. "Museums". Retrieved 2 January 2016.
"Sri Lanka's first Highways Museum now idles". Asian Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
"National Railway Museum declared open in Kadugannawa". Sri Lanka Railways. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
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