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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Address: Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 865543
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Galle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex is one of those places where you can taste the real flavour of this island. the place is not just about him and his work but a hub of information about old Sri Lankan life style. Do Not miss this place if you are in Galle.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A must for both us Sri Lankans and our visiting tourist! For example why are the Southern Sri Lankans so different from those in Colombo or Kandy. The answer lies in this Museum.

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Panadura, Sri Lanka
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
106 helpful votes 106 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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