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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 283427
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Leonardfamilyvacay

Excellent cultural experience. Well worth the visit to learn more of such a scholar and books he... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
leonard3357
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Florence, Italy
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Rich slice of Sri Lankan history

We visited this place with my 77 year old father and our five year old son and there was something... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
malathyknight
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 283427
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent cultural experience. Well worth the visit to learn more of such a scholar and books he authored.

Thank leonard3357
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place with my 77 year old father and our five year old son and there was something there for each one of us. Entering this complex transported us into a different world - a world of history, rural charm, folklore. From Martin...More

Thank malathyknight
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Excellent place to study ancient Sri Lankan culture..They got Very rare collection covering most of the areas but need to provide more detail else visitors need to come with background knowledge to grab maximum from there . I suggest them to provide comprehensive leaflet before...More

Thank Thilina L
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

“Martin Wickramasinghe" delved into the life and culture of our people from their early beginning to the present day and through his writings, he identified our folk culture as a resilient bonding substance which has not only prevented our social disintegration and alienation, despite assimilation...More

Thank asankai83
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

The museum is based on the life of one of Sri Lanka’s most famous writers; their so called “Shakespeare”. The museum consists of his original house and many items and photos from his life. However most interesting part for us was the collection of historical...More

Thank Lennart S
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We found this gem by accident. It was a wonderful walk through some history. We were so into it, we ended up buying some books which we read as kids and re read them. Of course they were written my Martin Wickramasinghe.

Thank chulantha
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

We really had a good time at this museum. We had a guide take us all the way through, showing us the collection of the Sri Lankan writer, Milton Wickramasinghe, who wrote over 100 books about life in Sri Lanka. He was an avid collector...More

Thank Craig T
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

This museum is well worth a visit if you're staying in or around Koggala. Not expensive at time of our visit 200 rupees approx £1.00. It is housed in a number of buildings and features various objects showing the life and styles of the local...More

Thank Keith R
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Martin Wickramasinghe was an author and leading intellectual in early 20th century Sri Lanka. He and his wife created a trust museum to protect his collections, and the house in which he was born. Religious objects, as well as farming implements, musical instruments, masks &...More

Thank dandd2016
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We found this a fascinating place and knowing nothing about this man was surprised at his life. It is not a normal experience for overseas visitors we surmise but the old buildings and gardens are a haven from all the other busy things that are...More

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Sarit64
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.
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CMandira
October 10, 2015|
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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.
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sjr885
June 9, 2015|
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Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
The museum is open everyday of the week throughout the year, except for two days during the Sinhalese & Tamil new year.
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