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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

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Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

An interesting collection of both Sri Lankan life and the life of Martin Wickramasinghe, worth an hour or so of your time, a minute's walk from the main road, lovely gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaroCNottingham
Reviewed December 5, 2018

We spent a little over an hour at this museum, and it was a good way to learn about the history and culture of Sri Lanka. I found it especially interesting how this one house has survived only because a British officer's wife had decided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank madonionslicer
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

This is athe home of a sri lankan artist which has been preserved as museum. A great place to visit to see lankan culture and history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rjpriyanka
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

A old house and surroundings converted into museum and maintained beautifully. You will get sense of true Lankan culture here

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Umang A
Reviewed November 9, 2018

A really interesting collection of artefacts which really help to illustrate Sri Lankan culture and folk history. Some items could do with a bit of a clean and polish, but nevertheless this museum is well worth a stop-off on your way along the south coast,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ali J
Reviewed September 22, 2018

this is the birth place or the lived house of great Sri lankan Author Martin Wickramasinghe, everything he used has kept accodingly, village place of koggala

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Harshana J
Reviewed September 16, 2018

A very historic place of an exceptional man who lead the Sri Lankan literature to the international level. A very educational place for people of all ages. The extended museum carries many different varieties of history. Do pay a visit when you visit Galle or...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Chathura G
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Great little museum with some cool rustic artifacts and a good deal on the author himself. Just up the road is the airfield/strip where the Catalinas used to fly out of in WW2. Theres a DC3 aircraft which you can explore in the resturant just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karl P
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The museum complex is an excellent place to know more about folk culture and history of Sri Lanka. Surely a place to spend 2-3 hours soaking in all the information you can get from artifacts there. We were lucky to meet with a very helpful...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Very easy to understand how was earlier sri lankan life style and condition.Can see at there very nice old vehicle and how they were make their own life in ago 200 years.

Date of experience: July 2018
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December 9, 2018|
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Response from shenaliranga | Reviewed this property |
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April 19, 2018|
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Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
The museum is open every day of the year, except on the 13th and 14th of April, from 9AM to 5PM.
October 10, 2015|
Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
You could potentially cover the highlights in an hour. However, ideally, you should spend a couple of hours at the museum to truly appreciate what it has to offer.