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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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Visited at the 20th time.

You mustn't miss this wonderful museum if you travel from Colombo to Matara. Can cover up in 2-3 hours and the museum has almost every icon related to the Sri Lankan history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Варночка Х
St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You mustn't miss this wonderful museum if you travel from Colombo to Matara. Can cover up in 2-3 hours and the museum has almost every icon related to the Sri Lankan history. There's a nice excursion with Lotus Holidays and Events we tried.

Thank Варночка Х
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is nice place situated at Galle. you need to travel around 12 km from highway exit at galle to reach this place. you can come early morning or evening is better. if you come to this place dont foget to buy a book called " upanday sita" which is the best book worte by Marin wickramasinghe. Also there is... More 

Thank Udara R
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum complex houses a number of historical artifacts, implements and photographs which are very rare to find nowadays even in Sri Lankan homes. A must see for the kids to appreciate what life was like in olden days.

Thank sanj75
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you happen to know the greatest writer of Sri Lanka, or if you have no idea about him, this is the place you must visit. Mr. Wickramasinghe was one of the most honoured writers of Sri Lanka, by both western and eastern world. His writing style depicted the simplicity inherited by our ancestors. This is his birth place. There... More 

Thank Dilly74
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

You might ask the question why would a world famous writer live in a outstation area rather in living in Colombo.You will find your answer when you visit here.That sense of comfort and peacefulness that you will get when you enter this place is profound.we all try to find that balance in our life.when you visit his house you will... More 

Thank Ruvinda W
Bellingen, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This museum is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Galle area. The grounds are shady and well kept with named specimen trees and lily ponds. The exhibition buildings whilst a little hot and stuffy are full of fascinating exhibits and photographs and the guides are helpful and well informed. There is a bookshop with a limited selection... More 

Thank Fenella B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This museum is a beautiful place to visit if you want to get an idea of life in Sri Lanka in a previous era. Martin Wickramasinghe has left us an amazing collection and educational resource - SrI Lanka is rightfully proud of their most famous author. The place is really beautiful. Highly recommend.

Thank MrandMrsBen
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

It is a beautifully curated museum depicting the livelihoods, costumes and traditions of Sri Lanka. The artifacts are tastefully arranged, well maintained and descriptions of the exhibits are very clear and concise. The items are methodically arranged in different buildings around the very large property. The highlight of the museum compound is the residence of the writer himself. The extensive... More 

Thank Udeni S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The museum is an intriguing place. It is quite run down but contains a vast array of historic gems, including the guides, some of whom will delight in explaining in detail every single item on display!

Thank Esther A
Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

if you are interested in craft and craft heritage this is a must see in Sri Lanka. a fantastic selection of household and everyday handmade objects as well as some slightly more industrial and ceremonial. Some wonderful massive catamaran hulls. Slightly frustrating that the information on objects remains a little vague but highly recommended none the less. I believe that... More 

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