Distance from Galle – 3.7 km (13 minutes)
The Historical Mansion Museum is a Dutch house restored into a museum situated in Leyn Baan Street in Galle Fort. The museum is owned by a long time resident of Galle Fort and may very well be the largest private museum in the country. It also includes a Dutch well in the courtyard which dates back to 1763. The museum consists of antique typewriters, jewelry, cameras, VOC China and many more colonial artifacts. Apart from this history comes alive where there are live presentations of traditional crafts such as ‘beeralu’ lace embroidery, gem cutting and polishing. Everything on display at this museum is also for sale.