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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

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Address: Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 865543
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don't miss this most interesting folk museum

it's a delightful and interesting place that just goes on and on. You should have a guide with you to explain what you see or you will probably miss out. Lots of trees that are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Seattle
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145 reviews 145 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

it's a delightful and interesting place that just goes on and on. You should have a guide with you to explain what you see or you will probably miss out. Lots of trees that are well marked shade the walk ways (it's HOT). the museum does a good job of depicting the medieval and ancient cultures, etc. Loved the masks... More 

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

sadly you do get an individual tour guide which may be more thorough than you'd like, but there is an awful lot of interesting stuff here. The guide did not want a tip! refreshing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the best place I have seen so far in Sri Lanka which depicts the ancient and medieval cultures and sub-cultures that prevailed in Sri Lanka. Having traveled all over this small island I had the misconception that I knew Sri Lankan History very well. But the cultural, agricultural, architectural, fisheries etc knowledge I summoned by visiting this place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice museum complex to to visit in Galle. It's the birth place and living place of Martin Wickramasinghe. Check for info in : http://www.martinwickramasinghe.info/english/museum/

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Colombo, Sri lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was okay. Maybe because it was not really in line with our interests. The area itself was clean, easily accessible with sufficient parking.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a great little museum highlighting the house of the literary genius Martin Wickramasinghe. The museum covers the culture and life in the area and is a great resource for a children and adults alike. Highly recommended.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Come hear if you want to see Sri Lankan history 100 years ago. 200R is worth it. Well curated and surprisingly large collection of artefacts. Enjoy the garden too but bring water and sunhat as it's hot! Bought Martin Wickramasinghe's Madol Doova book for 160R. Enjoyable!

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Galle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

That is a great place to visit if you want to get an idea of life in Sri Lanka 100 years ago. One of the best writers, SrI lanka was ever gifted. The place is really beautiful. Please do not visit this palce if you do not want to see southern Sri Lankan village 100 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We enjoyed the simplicity and sincerity of this lovely Museum. It is such a fascinating place to visit. The museum comprises an extensive and rich collection of Sri Lankan artefacts, beautifully curated and housed in an interesting variety of buildings all scattered through a charming garden. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is where the greatest writer Mr. Martin wickramasinghe was born. Not it is a museum. There are a lot of items that he used and his hand writings, every book he wrote, awards and medals he got, etc. Whole garden is properly maintained and environment is mind relaxing. But when the time I visit there, sunny and burning hot.... More 

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