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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) 91 2283427
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Excellent small museum

It costs next to nothing to go in, the grounds of MW's house are extensive, cool and tranquil, the folk museum is beautifully presented and fascinating, and was improved by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It costs next to nothing to go in, the grounds of MW's house are extensive, cool and tranquil, the folk museum is beautifully presented and fascinating, and was improved by the guide who adopted us and explained the exhibits. The house with all MW's mementos is also interesting as the displays are so personal. So for a bite sized insight... More 

Thank johnnykemp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Martine wikramasinghe museum is the best place to learn about Mr.Martin Wikramasinghe and his background. This near by Kokgala...

Thank sakuni k
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not expecting too much from this visit but what pleasant surprise‼️ We had our own guide who was very knowledgable and a good communicator. The story of this Author's life and the insight into the Sri Lankan way of life was simply outstanding. A must do visit fir anyone who wants to learn more about Sri Lanka

Thank cooperman64
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

If you are interested In srilankan history and culture you should visit this place. Very peaceful and lovely environment.Definitely worth the effort going to see it.

Thank Fathin_honey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Martin W is effectively the father of modern sinhaleae literature, having penned over 100 books in his lifetime. Here, you can see his home and a small overview of his life. Quite enjoyable, but I think you would need one of the grounds staff to help explain the significance of what's on display. The same goes for the cultural museum... More 

Thank David H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

I thought this place would be really boring but i guess i was wrong. It was a very interesting one. Better than the colombo museum. There is alot to learn specially it will benefit all the students who are learning history as a subject.

Thank Shalindi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

A must visit place, well presented with a historic memorabilia of the well known writer. It was good to see not only the belongings of the great legend but also the culture and historic utensils and clothing. It was good to see the house that Mr Martin Wickramasinghe lived in the same format. The gardens are well maintained.

Thank Pamela K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

This place takes you back in time, with the memories of Martin Wickramasinghe belongings and other displays at the museum. If you want to learn about Sri Lanka and its culture make sure to visit. The only thing I found bad was the toilet which was not clean and not maintained. The place offers greenery and peace with rich culture.

Thank Rajnee N
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This place is filled with old sri lankan culture related village related things. beautiful to see. Some are not related to Martin Wickramasinghe but all the things tells beautiful folk tales.

Thank Madhawa_h
Denia spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

The place of a great writer, and now a museum. The museum displays a wonderful collection of artefacts and memorabilia. Which includes traditional dress through the ages, farm and fishing implements. You walk through the grounds from building to building in a tranquil setting. Very user friendly as the grounds are on a flat serface. Well worth a visit if... More 

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