National Maritime Museum
Located within the Fort of Galle in a Dutch colonial warehouse with imposing pillars, this museum displays varieties of oceanic life forms. The artefacts consist of preserved material and scaled down models of whales and fish.
It also shows in diorama form with life-sized models, the traditional methods of fishing. Some artefacts of underwater archaeology are also on display. An interesting experiment is the ‘walk-into-the sea’ diorama, showing the natural coral beds, sea grass beds and deep-sea fish.
The Museum also houses exhibits relating to the causes of sea pollution, coast erosion and methods used to combat these problems.