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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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