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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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Great museum

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... read more

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

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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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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Cornwall
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We took the local bus from Galle bus station to Koggalla since it was a bit far for tuk tuk. The trip took about 25 min. It was a short 15 min walk after we got off the bus. Straight ahead till we saw the Fortress Hotel then make a left, cross the little train track and there it is.... More 

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worcs.uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We visited this museum as it was opposite our hotel so we were able to walk there. A guide "attached" himself to us once we had paid the entry fee and initially we felt a bit hijacked but actually we were glad he showed us round as we would have missed an awful lot of information about all the trees... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very large collection of historic Sri Lankan clothing, weapons, transport vehicles and boats... too much to mention and a big surprise as we only intended spending an hour there.

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Martin Wickramasinghe was one of the greatest authors and intellectuals of Sri Lanka and how good it is that the Wicjramasinghe Trust decided to set up this museum in the house and its surroundings in which he was born. The folk museum had been a wish of Wickramasinghe himself who desired to preserve the artefacts and rural culture of his... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This was such a fascinating visit which was enhanced by the obvious pride and pleasure of our guide who showed us round. The entrance fee is minimal and the escorted tour was free. Unfortunately it was very very hot and we ran out of time which prevented us from seeing everything. What we saw was a rich collection of artefacts... More 

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