Ariyapala Mask Museum

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  • Address: Main St, Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +94-912258373
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest

The Ariyapala Mask Museum houses a huge number of traditional and quirky masks for exhibits and also for sale. It is a great initiative to uphold the cultural heritage of the Ambalangoda village. The Wijesooriya  Family has been actively started preserving the almost-dead culture of the masked plays and so far they have been able to carve around 120 unique masks. The museum has the main exhibits, the library and the workshops open for public. The Karava people hailing from fishing community, has a tradition of masked plays and the various masks that are used in this play are on exhibit, the Kolam Maduwa especially. Check out the workshops to know more about this cottage industry and don’t forget to bring home souvenirs.

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  • Ariyapala Mask Museum Address: Main St, Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka
  • Ariyapala Mask Museum Contact Number: +94-912258373
  • Ariyapala Mask Museum Timing: 24-hrs
  • Ariyapala Mask Museum Price: Free
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  • 95% of people who visit Ambalangoda include Ariyapala Mask Museum in their plan

  • 37.69% of people start their Ariyapala Mask Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ariyapala Mask Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ariyapala Mask Museum

People normally club together Sri Lanka Chamo Tours and Natural Moonstone Mine while planning their visit to Ariyapala Mask Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Ariyapala Mask Museum Reviews & Ratings

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  • We got to see how these masks are being made and talk to the talented artists. Upstairs is a shop with masks and other unique items for sale. Entrance to the museum is free but so worth a donation.

  • The museum is small but very nice. You can see many masks and read how they were used, typical stories or healing dances. Interesting and free.

  • Really a worth place we visited. Could know more about the artistry and the tradition of Sri Lanka. The explanation by the staff was really useful. She was patient and highly skilled. Really a great initiative by the Government of Sri Lanka. The place eas neatly maintained and was simple. Highly recommended.

  • Cool masks, interesting stories in museum, but very high price in the masks shop. The museum has free entrance

  • Good selection of traditional dance masks. Prices aimed at tourists so you need to bargin hard to get a good deal. The range and quality is what makes it stand out from all the other mask shops in Sri Lanka.

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