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Ariyapala Mask Museum

426 Main Street, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 258373
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“mask museum” (12 reviews)
“balsa wood” (5 reviews)
426 Main Street, Ambalangoda 80300, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 258373
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Reviewed 12 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 13 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 4 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
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I thought it's a good idea to stop on the way from Hikkaduwa to the airport at this mask museum to understand the story behind the masks, see how are they produced and buy them directly at the factory. Don't expect something big and I...More

3  Thank Hannes182
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

You can go by bus to the museum as it is very close. The museum is small but you can ask for an explanation of the different masks and the work behind them. There is no entrance fee but you can make a donation, both...More

Thank Lynxseyes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A small museum which gives a very interesting story about the history of the masks and the storytelling that goes along with it

Thank richJay
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The mask museum is really interesting. The lady who showed us around was very knowledgeable. There was a fabulous display of very old masks. It is not big but well worth the visit.

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Many beautiful masks from almost ancient times in the lower level museum and new ones for sale at the street level show room. The owner ( ? ) a good guide.

Thank Suomineito_11
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stopped off here en route, and didn't expect much. However the museum was wonderful with so many vibrant masks and a great explanation. We saw masked dancing in Kandy but seeing so many masks together was a real treat.

Thank jon b
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Good museum with explanations in english and guide taking visitors through. Helps understand some of the cultural roots of sri lanka and the masks themselves can be amazing. Shop is very expensive- has a wide selection.

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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