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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  • We stopped here for an hour on our way to Galle, and it was OK, but lacked specific details regarding most of the items, like the dates. 
    We stopped here for an hour on our way to Galle, and it was OK, but lacked specific details regarding most of the items, like the dates.  more »
  • If you want to get a glimpse into Sri Lankan literature and charm of life in Sri Lanka, this is a place to visit. 
    If you want to get a glimpse into Sri Lankan literature and charm of life in Sri Lanka, this is a place to visit.  more »
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  • Historical place belongs to one of a legends of Sri Lankan literature Mr. Martin Wickramasinghe.
  • An interesting place worth visiting while in the area. It also houses several other museums including a vehicle museum. My kids loved it. Need about 3-4 hours to cover the entire area. Entrance charges are taken.

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