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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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A must visit in shillong

This is a big museum in shillong with 7 floors of artifacts dealing with the history of North East... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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can be avoided

it has display about the 7 north eastern states, Sikkim and India's neighbouring countries. spread... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Acclaimed as one the finest museum in Asia on the promotion of indigenous and tribal cultures, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) or Don Bosco Museum as it is popularly known is a major tourists' attraction that provides a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles, history and traditions of the indigenous peoples of North East India. The museum, showcasing many galleries, gives an insight into the beautiful and diverse cultural richness of the eight States of India's North East under one roof. The Museum, run by the Salesian of Don Bosco of the Catholic Church, houses and documents the various indigenous cultures, arts and crafts of North East India.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a big museum in shillong with 7 floors of artifacts dealing with the history of North East, it's culture and heritage. Gives you great knowledge of the area that you are visiting. The history of evolution also forms a part of the museum....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

it has display about the 7 north eastern states, Sikkim and India's neighbouring countries. spread across 7 floors. has an entrance fees of Rs. 100.00 per adult and 50 for a child. Parking is free. The sky walk is worth the effort and wait to...More

Thank sam1976in
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could spend almost 2 hours as this museum is divided into multiple segments and 7 storeys. Not bad at all. Gives you a lot of knowledge on culture food fishing equipments and interesting informations about north east india.

1  Thank FaizanNKhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best and well maintained museums of North-East India. There are five floors and one basement level. Though established under a religious setup, the entire museum complex is without any religious influence. The skywalk is a must visit and gives a great view...More

Thank BabonBasu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with some misgivings due two things:it is run by a religious order and is not an 'official' museum. Was surprised to find that it was historically accurate and largely unbiased. There is a lot if information about the Northeast in general and Meghalaya...More

Thank NilaGupta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place, can get bored till top floor, however don't miss the terrace as it gives a good view of the whole city. MUST GO

1  Thank RaviSrivastava007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a modern arrangement to showcase the ancient heritage, culture and history of the various states and tribes of the North eastern states. A truly informative place especially for young students who will get a wonderful insight into this remote part of the...More

Thank moon112012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

one of the best museums i have visited....well maintained, technologically advanced...keep aside a good 2hrs to truly enjoy wat it has to offer...

1  Thank Vidya N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth visiting the museum. Misk and magic song in auditorium was emotional and tempted to visit again for the song only. Sky walk is an unique experience.

Thank Gmbpbr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please allot 2-3 hours to enjoy the richness of this museum. Hexagonal edifice with seven storeys. Only problem for the senior citizens is lack of lift facilities to climb 6 floors and a sky view point which gives helicopter view of Shillong. Each floor has...More

Thank bv_adkoli
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16 February 2017|
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Response from abhiricky | Reviewed this property |
it's open on all days except sunday and gazetted holidays
22 October 2016|
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Response from shantanu2016 | Reviewed this property |
The charges for camera is Rs. 100, and it is advisable to carry one to capture the wonderful artefacts in the museum.
15 August 2015|
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Response from dearpartho | Reviewed this property |
max 15 min from police bazar.