Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, Galle

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Get an insight to the culture of Sri Lanka at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, and learn about the famous writer’s life. Martin Wickramasinghe chose Sinhalese to be his primary language, and worked hard to promote its traditions and culture through literature. The cabin where Mr. Wickramasinghe grew up has now been converted into this museum, which displays a chronicle of his life and his written manuscripts, presented among his well-preserved furniture and personal effects. After the cabin, visit the exhibit devoted to Sri Lankan folklore, a special project of Wickramasinghe's. It hosts collections of tools, folk puppetry, masks, musical instruments, and utensils. Take a picnic in the grounds surrounding the small complex, which provides an enchanting rural landscape. Plan your Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex visit and explore what else you can see and do in Galle using our Galle road trip planning tool .
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  • “Martin Wickramasinghe" delved into the life and culture of our people from their early beginning to the present day and through his writings, he identified our folk culture as a resilient bonding sub...  more »
  • The museum is based on the life of one of Sri Lanka’s most famous writers; their so called “Shakespeare”. The museum consists of his original house and many items and photos from his life. However mos...  more »
  • We found this gem by accident. It was a wonderful walk through some history. We were so into it, we ended up buying some books which we read as kids and re read them. Of course they were written my Ma...  more »
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  • A short walk across the road from The Fortress Resort. A guide (no tipping here) will talk you through the museum exhibits of Sri Lankan history. You will then be free to view the vehicle and boat museum ending up at the house. The visit won't take long but it is interesting.
  • The most important museum in the Koggala - Down South, Sri Lanka. This museum is about around the life of famous writer & author Mr. Martin Wikramasighe. From here you can get to know complete understanding about Sri Lankan village life. It contains old sri lankan industries like transportation.. finaly can be seen Mr. Martin Wikramasighe's house and what he used. Best for students and tourism industry.
  • It is great museum in the koggala area ....the museum is displayed many of things about the our cultural and all contemporary society. ....
  • Go with your family. Old martin wickramasinghe house is still there. You can even go inside of it.
  • Good place for get knowledge about Martin wickramasingha' life story. Situated near koggala.

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