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. See Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex and all Galle has to offer by arranging your trip with our Galle trip itinerary maker.
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  • 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 an...  more »
  • Martine wikramasinghe museum is the best place to learn about Mr.Martin Wikramasinghe and his background. This near by Kokgala...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • A Great museum in Sri Lanka.. ⊙﹏⊙⊙﹏⊙
  • Historical place showing how people of Sri Lanka lived in 19th century. Great value in this place.
  • The meseum was built in memory of the great Sinhala writer Mr. martin Wickaramasinghe. Almost everything that inspired his writings can be found after a careful study of this area.
  • One of the Best writer👉🏻Martin Wikramasinghe. His born place and his museum.
  • Good place to know further more about the great author Martin wikramasingha. Facts are less.