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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  • If you have a half hour, then Inter but visit the House of the famous writer of Sri Lanka, his books have been translated into dozens of languages. In this House he lived and died. House introduces life, lots of interesting photos. On the territory there is a folklore museum. EK position includes household and religious subjects, quite extensively. Recommend. The Museum is located opposite the hotel and Forest.
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  • If you are interested In srilankan history and culture you should visit this place. Very peaceful and lovely environment.Definitely worth the effort going to see it. 
  • Martin W is effectively the father of modern sinhaleae literature, having penned over 100 books in his lifetime. Here, you can see his home and a small overview of his life. Quite enjoyable, but I thi...  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.