Naval Museum was established on 05th September 1999 where “Hoods Tower” close to naval Museum was initiated in accordance with the NAHA 5 memorandum on 10th July 1999. After the victory of the war between Sri Lankan forces and LTTE , this Museum was declared open for the public with the intention of showing the glorious dignity of Sri Lanka NAVY with the selected precious equipment. At present this distinguish inalienable splendid Museum plays a vital role to arrest the attention of the local and foreign tourists. And also it is indeed a pleasurable place where civil personal and school going children are endowed with this charming and attractive Museum. The Naval Dockyard spreads of an area 850 acres .There is an attractive and archaeological value of the land where it spreads 4 ½ acres in the Dockyard premises.

The open time of the Naval Museum
Week days – from 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs
During weekends and public holidays – 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs
During April, August and December school vacation - 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs
  Sri Lankan civilian (Rs) Foreigners (Rs/Dollar)
Adult 50.00 1600.00 / 10$
For children under 06 - 08 20.00 800.00 / 05$
School children with school uniforms School children with school uniforms 10.00
The children under 06 years Free Free
All the priest belongs to any religion Free Free
For child Orphanages, Damma School and Preschool children Those children are permitted with the written approval from the Commander Eastern Naval Area ,when relevant authorities request
For tri-forces and Police personnel (cladding with uniforms) are allowed to accompany their closest relations After the written request be made for the Commander Eastern Naval Area ,the approval is granted freely by the Eastern Naval Area