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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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Best place to see old sri lanka

if you really wanna see sri lankans village life and the past go to this place this is the only place you can see that really well '''

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

if you really wanna see sri lankans village life and the past go to this place this is the only place you can see that really well '''

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

If you are interested in The Folk Lore of Sri Lanka then this is a must visit Museum.Martin Wickramasinghe left a legacy of knowledge for the people of Sri Lanka to enjoy forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Incredible collection of Sri Lankan folk art. The collection of 19 century masks, especially those of various communities, British officials etc. are very rare and fascinating. So is the collection of the carts and various forms of transport. Set in a huge garden, the museum is a treasure trove of folk art . It is also interesting to see how... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Martin Wicramasinghe is a very important writer in SriLanka. In here we can see many belongings that he have used. After visiting this museum it is recommend to go Madol doowa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Unless you are familiar with his work, it will only give you an insight into the tools/culture during his era. Even a slight bit of familiarity with his subject will provide greater context to the exhibits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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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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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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