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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

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Address: Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 11 2 865543
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Peaceful and rural

Very peaceful and lovely environment Lots of things to see You can earn a good knowledge about our ancient rural life Must visit this place

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very peaceful and lovely environment Lots of things to see You can earn a good knowledge about our ancient rural life Must visit this place

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Thank tharindhu999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martin Wickramasinghe was a Sri Lankan novelist.He was born in 1890 in the town of Koggala in Southern Sri Lanka.The house in which Martin Wickramasinghe was born has inspired the Martin Wickramasinghe Trust to established a Folk Museum Complex.It is situated in Koggala in Southern province.The Folk museum is an ideal place to get to know the author better, to... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This museum is skiped by many tourists, but it is well worth a visit. You can combine it with a visit to the turtle farm and hatchery (3km apart). You can go by bus or tuk tuk. The entrance fee is only 200rs and the museum is well maintained. There are even free guides a your service. There are 4... More 

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Really enjoyed the variety this museum has to offer. Very easy to get to just jump on a local bus. 200 rupees entrance fee. This would be a great museum for all ages, lots to keep kids interested too. A guide showed us around for ages which was included in the price. 12km out of Galle but deffo worth going... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Provides a good knowledge about the life of Sri Lankans, may be a generation ago. Well maintained estate and feel like an oasis with such greenery.

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Stockholm Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

Interesting exhibit, nice place. He was an important man. The collection of artifacts is extensive.Beware of hords of well behaved schoolkids days before Holidays though. They tend to pay more attention to you than to the exhibits. But nice and friendly as usual.

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Kottakuppam, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We rented a tuk one day to take us from Galle to Mirissa so we could stop as we chose along the way, the was one of the places we stopped. The museum is actually quite large, a fair amount of history, one of the few remaining houses since the British occupation, the grounds are serene and peaceful, a pleasant... More 

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

This place is often overlooked by tourists. It is a real eye opener into the life of rural Sri Lanka. It has social history covered over the centuries.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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 January 12, 2016

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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