Distance from Colombo – 4 km (10 minutes)
The Colombo Port Maritime Museum also known as the Sri Lanka Ports Authority Maritime Museum is situated on Chaithya Road in Colombo, adjacent to the Colombo Port. It is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. The museum building was formerly a Dutch prison and is the only Dutch period building which exists up to date within the Colombo Port area. It was established on August 2003 and displays various artifacts in connection with the history of the port of the country, the maritime industry and the ocean surrounding the country such as model exhibits of ships and sculptures of significant characters such as King Vijeya.