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“worth a visit”(11 reviews)
“balsa wood”(5 reviews)
426 Main Street, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 258373
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit while driving from Bentota to Galle. There is no entry fee and a lady from the museum takes you around to explain the various facets. Quite interesting and somewhere intertwined with Indian mythology, too. It's interesting to see...More

Thank Cheenu J
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The museum could be interesting, if the guide was not so tired I ;) and the prices were more expensive than the sovonier shop in the hotel !!!!!

Thank ali h
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Altbough the tour of the mask museum could have been interesting it was spoiled by the attitude of the female guide. Her explanations were delivered with such a bored and monitone voice tbat it was almost comical. No smile. No entnusiasm. Information on the walls...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Ariyapala Mask Museum is a short Tuk Tuk journey south from Balapitya in Ahungala. The tour itself in the museum on the ground floor takes about 30 minutes and is very interesting. You can actually see the masks being made to the side of...More

Thank Francis D
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The mask museum does not have an entry fee, however you can give donation as per your wish. Sri Lanka has lots of fables which are performed using these masks and you will learn some stories behind several different masks which are made of wood....More

Thank Sunil N
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Excellent to see the vast array of masks ,colours and sizes to suite everyones budget.Also plenty of gift ideas well worth a visit.

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

a small museum, shop and workshop. free to enter, although donations are happily accepted. A lovely little tour by a young lady with good english..

Thank Stuart r
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

They have a good selection but expensive if you go with a guide be careful without guide they offer better discount up to 20%

Thank masako o
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The shop is lovely and the staff friendly, the prices are alot higher like everyone says , however you can see a lot of work and time goes into their products . I have left with 3 masks that look will super in my home...More

Thank Foresthillphil
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Demonstration of carving balsa wood. Painting of masks. Then museum shows a wide range of masks with explanation.

Thank Col A
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Response from Lynxseyes | Reviewed this property |
there is no entrance fee but you can make a donation both in the museum and in the laboratory