The Dutch Period Museum is a tropical colonial Dutch town house located in the
centre of Colombo and displays old
Dutch furniture and artefacts and portrays aspects of contemporary Burgher
life and culture.
Features of the Dutch Period Museum in
- A room upstairs preserves
historical documents, various examples of Dutch period furniture and
- The lower floors contain
Dutch grave-markers and tombstones.
- The Museum is surrounded by
a garden courtyard with the original stone-well of the house.
- The exquisite architectural
traits of a colonial Dutch town house have been preserved and
maintained in the museum.
- The exhibits of the Dutch
history- artifacts like furniture, ceramics, coins, arms etc depicts
the various aspects of contemporary life and culture.
- The exhibits portray the
political and socio-economic status of the Maritime Provinces of the Island under the Dutch rule.
- The displays throw light
upon the culture of the Kandyan Kingdom during the Dutch era.
for a short movie on the Dutch Period Museum in Colombo
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