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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

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Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is the birth place or the lived house of great Sri lankan Author Martin Wickramasinghe, everything he used has kept accodingly, village place of koggala

Thank Harshana J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very historic place of an exceptional man who lead the Sri Lankan literature to the international level. A very educational place for people of all ages. The extended museum carries many different varieties of history. Do pay a visit when you visit Galle or...More

Thank Chathura G
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great little museum with some cool rustic artifacts and a good deal on the author himself. Just up the road is the airfield/strip where the Catalinas used to fly out of in WW2. Theres a DC3 aircraft which you can explore in the resturant just...More

Thank Karl P
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The museum complex is an excellent place to know more about folk culture and history of Sri Lanka. Surely a place to spend 2-3 hours soaking in all the information you can get from artifacts there. We were lucky to meet with a very helpful...More

Thank Akshaya S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Very easy to understand how was earlier sri lankan life style and condition.Can see at there very nice old vehicle and how they were make their own life in ago 200 years.

Thank aliya a
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is the place where one of prominent Sri Lankan novelist & creative writer Martin Wickramasinghe spent his life. Folk museum located in Koggala around 15-20kms from Galle towards to Matara. Every Sri Lankan school children must visit place.

Thank Mohamed Ricshan A
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

In the field trip we managed to witness the collection of historical monuments of the previous centuries. It really helped to broaden our horizons.

Thank Dilan S
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The Author is one of my favorites and I've read many of his books. The place takes you back to these books as it explain the nature of the place and the surrounding as written in books. It takes you a different world where you...More

Thank Shenal I
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Lanka. The museum has almost every icon related to the Sri Lankan history. This is nice place situated at Galle and you need to travel around 12 km from highway exit from Galle to reach this place. This museum is a beautiful place to visit...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent cultural experience. Well worth the visit to learn more of such a scholar and books he authored.

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Sarit64
19 April 2018|
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Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
The museum is open every day of the year, except on the 13th and 14th of April, from 9AM to 5PM.
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CMandira
10 October 2015|
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Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
You could potentially cover the highlights in an hour. However, ideally, you should spend a couple of hours at the museum to truly appreciate what it has to offer.
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sjr885
9 June 2015|
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The museum is open everyday of the week throughout the year, except for two days during the Sinhalese & Tamil new year.
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