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Koggala Folk Museum

  Province Southern
  District Galle
  Nearest Town Koggala
  Museum type Folk Museum
  Established in 1981
  Holidays -
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  Display Objects

Twenty five categories have been created to represent handicrafts, folk art, folk music, folk medicine, religion, cottage industries, agriculture and costumes.

  Description

Koggala Folk Museum in Sri Lanka is a very interesting place to visit. In fact the museum is dedicated to a rare collection of folk trappings and appliances from all over the island. Here you will find that all the items are arranged very methodically. Museum has a rare personality associated with it. It can be called a tribute to Martin Twenty five categories have been created to represent handicrafts, folk art, folk music, folk medicine, religion, cottage industries, agriculture and costumes. Koggala Folk Wickramasinghe. Martin Wickramasinghe is one of the greatest writers of Sinhala literature.

The Martin Wickramasinghe Trust decided to establish a Folk Museum Complex, in the house in which the great writer was born. The house is surrounded by a restored ecosystem which has hundreds of varieties of native trees and shrubs and an abundance of bird life. This idyllic spot has come back again and again in Wickramasinghe’s writings. Martin Wickramasinghe was born in 1890 AD in the village of Malalgama. A section of the ancestral house has survived the vagaries of time and has been renovated. The house has a typical colonial feel about it with whitewashed walls andsquare bricks paved floors. Sri Lanka has a rich history of folk art and culture. Indigenous people lived here even before the Aryan settlement. The native people of the island had their own customs and traditions, the evolution of which can be known from the history of the island.

Koggala Folk Museum depicts the story of Wickramasinge’s life through a series of photographs, awards and souvenirs. This Folk Museum was a long desire of the celebrated writer who wanted to recapture the technological and cultural artifacts, known to him in his childhood. Different objects of folk culture acquired during his lifetime have been the starting point of the collection found here. The museum was opened in 1981 AD.

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