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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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(94) 91 2283427
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Must visit for kids.......

One of the best Folk museums in Galle. Very educational to kids of all age groups. Can get crowded but well worth a visit if you are in Koggala area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ranesh J
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Folk museums in Galle. Very educational to kids of all age groups. Can get crowded but well worth a visit if you are in Koggala area.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a partially renovated home where the Sri Lankan author was born in 1890, as well as his burial site. Today, the museum contains various folk artifacts from throughout Sri Lanka's history, including costumes, musical instruments, giant puppets (my favorite), masks and kitchen utensils.

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Thank Judi L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This folk museum contains variety of information about our rich culture. I'm so grateful to Martin Wickramasinghe Trust.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This museum is dedicated to Sri Lanka folk arts. Well thought out and offers qa lot of long lost games, traditions etc. Superb collection of 19 century masks. lovely garden... well worth the visit if you are in koggala area.

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Thank anura1961
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We visited museum on April 2016. It's nice and small museum in folk style. As for a foreigner it was interesting to see old money, dishes, clothes, religious things, old village houses, transportation. I recommend to visit.

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Thank Aliska L
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We happened across the museum today as it is opposite our hotel. Really glad we did as it was a great way to spend a couple of hours learning more about Sri Lanka's history. The trees outside are labelled and interesting too. The entrance fee is small and worth it. We inadvertently ended up with a tour guide showing us... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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

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Thank sakuni k
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 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

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Reviewed 24 January 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.

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