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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  • Small museum shows what the culture of Sri Lanka. Many old tools, and household kookgerie. The costume Department is fun and the ancesters house of the founder as well.
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  • Our driver asked if we would like to stop in and glad we did this was really interesting and great museum.we also ended up buying a couple of books which is not something we would usually do, worth sp...  more »
  • Excellent example of the traditions and customs of Sri Lanka in the birthplace of the most famous writer in the country, Martin Wicramasinghe. Now this place has become a Museum, where we can see many things related to the history of this writer and the country Sri Lanka.
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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.