Number 11


Visit Times Monday to Friday:  10.00am |  2.00pm  |  3.30pm
Saturday:  11.00am  |  4.00pm
Sunday: 11:00am only
Tour duration: 45 minutes

Entrance Fee: (cash payment only)
Local rate: LKR 1000 per person 
Foreign rate: USD 10 per person
Local student rate: LKR 500 (must be carrying a valid student ID)
Free admission for CiMAM members carrying a valid membership

Appointments by email:
Telephone: +94 (11) 4337335 (Weekdays 9 a.m.–4 p.m.)
Mobile/Whatsapp: +94 777 323978

Private tours by Trust curators can be arranged by prior appointment, subject to availability of staff, for a fee of Rs. 40,000/- per tour, for a maximum of four people (cash payment only). 

On occasion, subject to availability, the Trust chairperson and Bawa’s former architectural partner, Channa Daswatte, gives tours by appointment. These are Rs. 80,000/- per tour, for a maximum of four people (cash payment only). 

Number 11 tour guidelines

Photography is allowed without the use of flash or tripods of the entrance, hallway, office, guest suite and terrace; publication or commercial use of photographs is only permissible if expressed approval has been obtained from the Geoffrey Bawa Trust.

Book your stay at Number 11

Number 11

33rd Lane Colombo 03

The house in 33rd Lane is an essay in architectural bricollage. In 1958 Bawa bought the third in a row of four small houses which lay along a short cul-de-sac at the end of a narrow suburban lane and converted it into a pied-à-terre with living room, bedroom, tiny kitchen and a room. When the fourth bungalow became vacant this was colonised to serve as dining room and second living room. Ten years later the remaining bungalows were acquired and added into the composition and the first in the row was demolished to be replaced by a four-storey tower.

The Geoffrey Bawa residence is considered a special architectural marvel which also houses art and artifacts from the collection of the Late Archt. Geoffrey Bawa. Whist the Geoffrey Bawa Trust endeavors to encourage stays for those enthusiasts of Architecture and the Art, it is important to note that this residence is not run as a regular hotel.The two rooms available are within a suite on the 1st floor. They are attached and come with one common bathroom and a sitting room. The 3rd floor is a loggia and the 4th is an open viewing deck.

Number 11 is conveniently located in the heart of Colombo 3, within walking distance to grocery stores (Cargills Food City, The Gourmet Boutique), art galleries (Barefoot Gallery, Lionel Wendt Art Centre), retail stores (Barefoot, Paradise Road), bars, restaurants and cafes (Barefoot Cafe, The Gallery Cafe, Thai Cuisine Boulevard, Cricket Club, Green Cabin). Other attractions nearby include the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Galle Face Green.

The rooms are given only to a single party at any one time For inquiries and reservations:

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