We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (92)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“his life”(10 reviews)
“old house”(7 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Galle - Matara Main Road | Koggala, Galle 80000, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 283427
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex
from US$18.00
More Info
Reviews (167)
Filter reviews
151 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews sri lankan culture his life old house ancestral home indigenous trees lily ponds extensive selection large property highway exit olden days huge compound entrance fee historical artifacts higher ground place takes musical instruments must visit place
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 151 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2000 or so LKR got us a return tuk tuk trip from Unawatuna to the museum and lake on a rainy morning. We spent an hour and half guided around the place by a knowledgeable elderly gentleman who really brought the exhibits to life. Set...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unprepared for how large this complex is--it's really practically a whole village with multiple displays in multiple buildings. A very nice guide attached himself to us but unfortunately he really wanted to show us everything and we were tired and eager to move...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yooperann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had never heard of this prolific author when our driver suggested this place. We very much enjoyed the museum's artifacts, as well as learning about Wickramasinghe's story and seeing his birthplace.Well worth an hour or so of your time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Joy M
Reviewed 28 January 2019

An interesting place with many artifacts from colonial and pre-colonial Ceylon. It commemorates the life and times of one of Sri Lanka's best and prolific authors and contains many souvenirs and photos of his life. He wanted the culture to be remembered and collected much...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christopherdG1757GK
Malinwick, Owner at Martin Wickramasinghe Folk Museum Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

Dear Christopher, thank you for visiting the Martin Wickramasinghe Museum of Folk Culture. It is always helpful to get feedback from our visitors about their experience of the museum. I would also like to apologise for the behaviour of the guide who had a disagreement...More

Reviewed 23 January 2019

Museum of the greatest Sri Lankan writer , Mr Martin Wickramasingha. Many old items exibited in the museum alon side the old , well preserved home of Mr.Wickramasingha . Many things to see for kids.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Dilash D
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderful insight to one of Sri Lanka's greatest writers. Not only a history of the writer but an interesting in site to Sri Lankan history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MaxTravelWell
Reviewed 16 January 2019

If you want to feal and experience the unfake, real essence of Sri Lankan village wealth in calm and relaxing environment, this is one of the best place in down south. It also holds invaluable information about the greaterst book author Martin Wickramsinghe and his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Salindra D
Reviewed 9 December 2018

An interesting collection of both Sri Lankan life and the life of Martin Wickramasinghe, worth an hour or so of your time, a minute's walk from the main road, lovely gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CaroCNottingham
Reviewed 6 December 2018

We spent a little over an hour at this museum, and it was a good way to learn about the history and culture of Sri Lanka. I found it especially interesting how this one house has survived only because a British officer's wife had decided...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank madonionslicer
Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

This is athe home of a sri lankan artist which has been preserved as museum. A great place to visit to see lankan culture and history.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rjpriyanka
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 nearby hotels
The Fortress Resort & Spa
1,771 reviews
.37 km away
Club Koggala Village
265 reviews
.37 km away
Koggala Beach Hotel
563 reviews
.62 km away
The Long Beach Resort
902 reviews
.83 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 198 nearby restaurants
Stick Fisherman View Restaurant Koggala
167 reviews
.86 km away
Restaurant Patty Place
87 reviews
.96 km away
Surf 'n' Turf
85 reviews
.71 km away
Catalina Grill
119 reviews
1.29 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 215 nearby attractions
Sri Lanka Tours with Dinesh
86 reviews
1.04 km away
Spa Oya
35 reviews
1.44 km away
Koggala Lake
147 reviews
1.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 February 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Akshaya S | Reviewed this property |
There is an entry fee for tourist at the Wickramasinghe Museum. Not sure about other places being asked.
9 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from shenaliranga | Reviewed this property |
Yes opened
19 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Malinwick | Property representative |
The museum is open every day of the year, except on the 13th and 14th of April, from 9AM to 5PM.