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The Treasure-Trove Historical Mansion Museum - A Wealth Of Historical And Cultural Value

The Treasure-Trove Historical Museum in Galle Sri Lanka is an ancient renovated Dutch museum, where a variety of curios, oddments, and antiques of intrinsic cultural and historical value are stored.

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Location

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The Treasure-Trove Historical Mansion Museum is located within the Dutch Fort that’s situated three hours away from Colombo. You can book into one of the Ahangama hotels the likes of Mosvold Villa and enjoy everything the town has to offer.

The Museum

The antiques and eclectic assortment of relics attract tourists and locals alike. There’s many outdated typewriters and jewellery in the Old Dutch Fort. This has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Ownership

This museum belonged to Abdul Gaffoor who started a personal collection of ancient knick-knacks of every variety to be found in Galle to save whatever remaining traces of Galle’s history.

Collection

There are plenty of books of interest, old clothing, and finery and an interesting collection of porcelain ware printed with the logo of the Dutch East Indies Company.

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