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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 865543
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Ranked #3 of 24 attractions in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Very good display of colonial time life style of Sri Lankan ( Ceylon) Middle class. A must visit during your tour in Galle. The house of an eminent author turned into a museum. A fitting tribute.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Loved the ancient beauty and glamor. So much to learn and so much to teach your kids about the history and things like way of living, transport, food our ancestors had. Also the little island called "Madol Doowa" which is not far away from Koggala.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited the museum with 40 girls from the Anula Girls Orphanage and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the morning out. Museum has loads of interesting items and gives an excellent history of Sri Lankan life and its development over the years. Was particularly impressed with the boats and the monsoon wind furnace!. Nice seating area if you fancy a rest in the... More

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Having read his book, Madolduva as a child, it was just really nice to go here and see the author's life on display.. Its a nice place

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is the museum for the greatest Sri Lankan writer of all time. If you are interested in literature, the number one place to visit in whole Sri Lanka.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Martin Wickremesinghe is related to my mother and who has lived in this house for a short period in the '50s. We've studied and read his books for years in school and afterwards and am grateful they are now translated very well into English were others can appreciate his genius. The folk museum is a treasure cove with first edition... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Martin Wickramasinghe museum is a museum and it has a many of things depicting traditions, tools, culture of the different areas of Sri Lanka which is not seen at the Museum at Colombo. It is an insight to the folk life of the Sri Lanka people of yesteryear. I was amazed to see that Mr. Martin Wickramasinhe has received many... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Being in Ahangama and after having our day at the beach 'rained off' we thought of trying the folk museum. It was a great decision. A very well curated museum in Sri Lankan standards. A great journey through Sri Lanka's history with emphasis on people, costumes and livelihood. Overall very impressive and well looked after. Wondered why photographs without flash... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

interesting museum wqith large collection of old dancing masks and carts and forms of transport from the 19 century. I loved the elephant drawn cart which is like the trucks of a hundred years ago!

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mississauga, ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our group toured the museum and it was an insight to the folk life of the Sri Lanka people as written by Martin Wickramasinghe. Nicely layed out with many artifacts....we had our own guide but there was a local gentleman who was very eager to show and tell us about this place...he was very proud. The gounds are beautiful and... More

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