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Don’t answer your phone at National Museum of Colombo, it might get you in trouble

Visited National Museum of Colombo today. It is the largest museum in Sri Lanka and contains a collections of important historic things such as the regalia of the country, including the throne and crown of the Kandyan monarchs — Wikipedia.

To take pictures inside the Museum, you have to buy a permission slip, and we bought one when we went in. We had two cameras with us and started taking pictures. All of a sudden a guy comes and starts asking were is your permission to take pictures, and started yelling. It turned out one permission slip only allowed one camera. They explained “it’s all for government taxes”, and we bought one more and went on looking at the exhibits.

The museum has a lot of interesting exhibits, and a lot of historical items. It’s a good place to visit. Being established in 1877, it has had a lot of time to collect and increase it’s collections.

We were taking pictures and looking at items, again a guy comes up, this time with a few more guys to back him up, and starts saying “where is your permission to take pictures”, we showed the two permissions we had, they replied “you were using 3 cameras, we are experienced, see those security cams above” it turned out one of my friends answered his phone and “That is also a camera” it seems. It felt like those guys were purposely doing it so we decided to leave. Although the place has interesting items, I’m not planing to ever go back there again…but that is just me.

Here are some pictures that I took today.


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