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Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 283427
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A Place not to miss

if you're around Koggala, you should not miss this place. entrance is Rs50 for locals and Rs200 for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kasun S
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Excellent insights into Sri Lanka's folk culture

This is a must visit place, specially for kids. Museum has wide collections of antiques dated back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tharidu M
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle, Sri Lanka
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+94 91 2 283427
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if you're around Koggala, you should not miss this place. entrance is Rs50 for locals and Rs200 for foreigners, legendary Martin Wickramsinghe's house and museum.

Thank Kasun S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit place, specially for kids. Museum has wide collections of antiques dated back to late 1800's.

Thank Tharidu M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

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.

Thank Ranesh J
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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

Thank Sapumal B
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.

Thank anura1961
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.

Thank Aliska L
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...More

Thank Bramleyappleo
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...More

Thank johnnykemp
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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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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Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
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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