An important place to visit in Trincomalee!
The Maritime and Naval Museum in Trincomalee was opened by the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Feb 3, 2013. The museum is symbolically established near Fort Frederick in Trincomalee where the Dutch first landed in the 16th century.
The Museum was established with a financial assistance of LKR 75 million from the Government of Netherlands under the Sri Lanka-Netherlands cultural cooperation programme and a 17th century building that was used as the Dutch Navy Commissioner's House in Trincomalee was renovated for this purpose.
The museum displays several exhibits to illustrate the visitors about the maritime history and marine biodiversity of Sri Lanka in different sections. A video documentary is also presented. Officials from the Archaeological Department and Sri Lankan Navy provide necessary assistance and demonstrations to the visitors.