Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, Galle

(4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 labe...  more »