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Fort, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The old Town Hall is a Dutch colonial building at the end of Main Street at Pettah. It’s now contains a museum of old machinery and other interesting old items. This very old area inside the old Town Hall building is pretty impressive. It is...More

Thank zamanwho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This British colonial building I suppose must have been part of the royal resthouse or something. No matter which part of British India you go, you will find this structure. Starting from Victoria Memorial in Kolkata to Tajhat Jamindar House in Rangpur, to the Supreme...More

Thank Anik_Rahman
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Built by the British when they controlled Sri Lanka . Located across the street from the beautiful Vihara Mahdevi Park.

Thank Rschagrin
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Outdoor section only, the interior was closed. Intrigued and impressed by the things dating from centuries ago that are on this site. Needs some restoration as it is now old and neglected

Thank gincar2016
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This town hall built in the mid-19th Century was built in the Venetian Gothic Revival style then popular with British Colonials. Mumbai has many such examples. The main characteristic are the large Gothic revival windows on the second floor. There is a similar building in...More

Thank DohaInternational
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The inside was closed and when you go into the outdoor section you get followed by people who will give you information- of course they want a tip a the end for their services - but you do not really have a choice to not...More

Thank mandyberry
Reviewed 5 September 2016

A lovely place to visit though the city's forefathers need to do more to restore the place and the belfry in close proximity to it (the Kayman's Gate) and preserve their historical importance. Was intrigued to see the things from centuries ago that are housed...More

1  Thank ShaneSilva
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Must Visit for Colombo. amazing view on the beach as well as on the Fort and other amenities next to it. Still very good maintained

Thank Sami Syrine B
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I had read mixed reviews of this building but decided to venture in to see for myself. I was escorted up the stairs by one 'unoifficial' guide and duly handed over my Rs100 only to find that I was being 'handed over' to another 'unofficial'...More

Thank Geoff2011
Reviewed 19 April 2016

The building is still in use for municipal purposes and is not readily available for a look inside. What can be seen suggests it is in need of renovation. The collection of old municipal vehicles and equipment below the building is interesting but deteriorating badly.

Thank ian2005wine
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