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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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Fascinating

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Cornwall
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a beautifully curated museum, full of interesting artefacts and information in English as well as Sinhala. I was drawn to it because of Martin Wickramsinghe's role in authoring many books in Sinhala and enjoyed reading his most popular children's book, Madol Doova (translated into English!)

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London, United Kingdom
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We loved this place and would have stayed longer than 1 hour if we hadn't come so late as they close at 5pm. The artefacts are displayed really well with lots of descriptions in a English. An older gentleman led us round and explained things to us at no extra charge to the entrance fee, he is obviously proud of... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the house of veteran Martin Wickramasinghe turned into a museum. Really appreciate the cultural and other stuff there. You are totally into the colonial era when you are in the museum complex. The then real nature of this island especially on southern province is visible with the artifacts displayed there.. truly amazed to see and a must visit... More 

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