My kids always insist to visit historical places whenever we go anywhere. This January we went to Swat and the culture, history and myths surrounding the region enticed all of us. We decided to visit Swat Museum.
The Museum is administered by a government department and when we visited it, it was empty. There was no tourist found. However we went inside and got the entry tickets.
The artefacts were interesting but the description written there was not sufficient and sometimes faulty. We resorted to Google to find out the true background of the things.
The collection of the artefacts really reflected how rich the culture was and sadly how we are ignoring its true value. The Buddha, household articles and sculptures showed their true richness.
We were amazed when an employee of the Museum came to us and asked us to leave as it was their “lunch-time” and break. We were astonished as it was not written on any board so we could manage our time. But this conduct made it clear that why people didn’t visit this invaluable treasure of local culture. Only because of the attitude of the staff.
It’s advised that whenever anyone visit it, one must reach early and ask the staff about the break-time etc