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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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Wonderful place, Must visit.

This is a great place that showing history of Sri lanka and story of great writer Martin Wickramasinghe.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Maharagama, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

antiques and Memories of Martin Wicramashinha's will be displayed, one of the greatest writer who lived in Sri Lanka will be honored at this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place that showing history of Sri lanka and story of great writer Martin Wickramasinghe.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Our driver asked if we would like to stop in and glad we did this was really interesting and great museum.we also ended up buying a couple of books which is not something we would usually do, worth spending an hour having a look through.

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Thank Paul D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are interested In srilankan history and culture you should visit this place. Calm place covered by various trees.

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Galle, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

this is the place of sri lankan gratest writer Martin wicramasinghe's birth place. now this place become a museum .we can see many things related to martin wickramasinghe and sri lankan history

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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