British era Municipal Building, built in 1865 now showcases old fire trucks, municipal equipment and waxwork of the town’s first councillors. Being located in the busy main street in the Gas Works Junction of Colombo, it still pictures the colonial period in one's mind.
The two storey building has served as the office for the Mayor of Colombo, and a meeting place for the councillors. The artifacts include an old map of Colombo from 1785, typewriters, old radios, fire trucks which were gifts from Japan, and waxworks of the councillors from 1906 of Colombo.
If you don't mind tip the caretakers with about 100 rupees, and they will show you around. From the upper floor you can see the busy Pettah streets.