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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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A place for book lovers

This is a place to be visited by book lovers and the old house of Martin Wickremasinghe was a great sight to visit. The museum gives an insight to the history of Sri Lanka and you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Treshi
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here twice, very serene environment. Wikramasinghe's home, a tiny house where he was born and lived, he is a famous Sri lankan writer and traveled a lot and is a great Sri lankan author. The museum next to the house displays a lot of culture, history and economical activities of the Sri Lankan people. No place to... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place to be visited by book lovers and the old house of Martin Wickremasinghe was a great sight to visit. The museum gives an insight to the history of Sri Lanka and you can also buy books at this place..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here with some of my friends on a Friday afternoon with lunch, and this place really shows the intelligence of Sri Lankans from the early pages of history, there was also the evolution of Sinhala letters. After checking the local history, we came to the house of Martin Wickramasinghe where he was born, and died (his grave his... More 

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Thank DangerX 5
Southern Province, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful environment and calm down.very peaceful.the museum show our traditional power.sri Lankans must be proud about this place

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Gampaha, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house in which Martin Wickramasinghe was born has inspired the Martin Wickramasinghe Trust to established a Folk Museum Complex, surrounded by a restored ecosystem planted with hundreds of varieties of indigenous trees and shrubs in which bird life abounds. The house and the surroundings brings to life a little part of the Koggala which is so vividly depicted in... More 

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Thank Dharshana W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

The museum and the authors old house is a must see place in Koggala (Galle). It is not a place you feel you can visit again. **SPOILER ALERT*** The Museum has nothing to do with author or his life. The things in that museum reflects the ancient Sri Lankan culture and some of the items relates to the events in... More 

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Thank Uthpala W
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The famouse sri lankan author's museum. If around good to pay a visit. Its a small museum doesnt need hours to look around

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Thank Disni H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous way to spend a couple of hours on our tour of sti lanka we had a very knowledgeable guide who told us about each exhibit.When you look at some of the artifacts you realise things haven"t changed that much over the centuries in sti lanka.Visit if you have the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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.

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Thank Варночка Х
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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 

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