NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM
The National Maritime Museum in Galle, Sri Lanka is situated within Galle Fort. It was first opened to the public on 9 May 1992 and is located in a 1671 Dutch Warehouse above the Old Gate of Galle Fort. Whilst the building housing the museum survived the impact of the 26 December 2004 Tsunami, the adjoining UNESCO Maritime Archaeology Unit was completely destroyed and all the exhibitions were flood damaged and the majority of maritime archeological artifacts were lost. After 3 years period of reconstruction, the Maritime Museum was re-opened to the public.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KANDY
The National Museum of Kandy in Kandy, is located next to the Temple of the Tooth in part of the former Royal Palace of Kandy. The primary exhibits are housed in the Palle Vahala building, which was the former home of the King’s harem. A secondary exhibition is located in the main palace building.
This building has been built according to the architectural features of Kandy period. The museum was opened to the public in 1942.
The museum has over 5,000 artifacts on display consist of weapons, jewelry, tools and other artifacts from the Kandyan era (17-19th Century) and post British Colonial era, including a copy of the 1815 agreement that handed over the Kandyan provinces to the British.
SRI LANKA AIR FORCE MUSEUM
The Sri Lanka Air Force Museum is open to the public, located at the SLAF Ratmalana and is maintained by the Sri Lanka Air Force.The museum exhibits, amongst other things, former aircraft and equipment of the SLAF and the RCyAF. Notable items include the medals and sword of Air Vice Marshal E. R. Amarasekara, the first Ceylonese Commander of the Air Force. The museum also has remnants of Japanese aircraft shot down over Ceylon during World War 2 and artifacts from the LTTE aircraft shot down during the Suicide Air Raid on Colombo. An Austin Fire Fighting Vehicle and a Shorland armoured car used by the Sri Lanka Air Force is exhibited as well.
HOODS TOWER MUSEUM
The Hoods Tower Museum is a naval museum of the Sri Lanka Navy in Trincomalee. Located at Fort Ostenburg, small fort built at the entrance to the inner harbour of Trincomalee by the Dutch and later surrendered to the British 1795. It has been called “the most powerfully gunned fort in Ceylon” with strong batteries at sea level and many guns on the ridge above them.