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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

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Address: Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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Good Sri Lankan culture overview. Get a guided tour.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Pamela K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Rajnee N
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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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Maharagama, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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 November 25, 2016

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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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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