This museum was put together by the Dutch, not by our government, after the 2004 Tsunami. The is no entry fee and the guide inside, is very informative. You can also buy books and postcards here.
Below is a postcard I bought from this museum. The original Tranquebar/Trankebar according to the Dutch, much of this encroached by the sea now. The sea towards the east, top. Fort Dansborg on the right top, south. Danish land gate is seen at the bottom, the west wall. The 3-gopuram temple (out of which only one is standing even now) is seen in the middle of second row of building from the east wall.
The walls of the old buildings already encroached by the sea:
Be patient, the video of the Tranquebar/ Trankebar maritime museum, might take sometime to load!
Other place to see in Tranquebar:
- Danish fort museum
- Danish Governor’s Bungalow
- Danish Land gate
- A church founded by Bartholomaus Ziegenbalg (the first protestant missionary to south-east Asia), and built in 1718
- A 3-Gopuram temple, 2 of which are already submerged in the sea.