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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

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Address: Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
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+91 364 255 0260
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09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Acclaimed as one the finest museum in Asia on the promotion of indigenous...

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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hidden gem !

my most treasured experience...! the place is so informative yet interesting...such organised and unique collection ..and the cherry on the cake is the roof top sky walk !

Reviewed 27 February 2017
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Purulia, India
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Purulia, India
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

my most treasured experience...! the place is so informative yet interesting...such organised and unique collection ..and the cherry on the cake is the roof top sky walk !

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Mumbai
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Museum has all of its 7 Floors brimming with artefacts and knowledge based information, which gives a wonderful insight of the Political, social and cultural life in the NE.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is must see place to know culture of North east and its people also well managed staff available,camera is charge able here for foto shot,this is seven storey building each floor tell new story,On the top of building there is Sky view point from here you can see shillong in one go.photo are perfect secene

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

can not comment in details as a tourist may not know so much unless having been enlightened by a guide but felt like an institute with a history

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It's certainly a place to visit in Shillong...they have sky walk which is to the end....which will be the most interesting part of the entire museum..it's certainly advisable to visit this place for sure..

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Ok to visit when in Shilong. It is a 7 storey building with each floor dedicated for 7 states of NE india.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Try this when you are in Shillong; Ask a local, "Is there a sky bridge in Shillong". They will look at you menacingly as if trying to assess your mental situation (and by situation I mean, sanity). Yet, the crown jewel of the Don Bosco museum is the roof top sky bridge. It has a view of Shillong like no... More 

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Pune, India
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This was a must do in our list per reviews on TA and we were not disappointed. The museum comprises of 7 floors covering almost everything related to North east from various tribes to religions followed. The skywalk at top floor gives a good view of Shillong. There is a 10min audio visual presentation which can be skipped. Must for... More 

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

walked down long road to see it but it was just like another institute .......nothing great ... disappointed

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

An Amazing museum. All you need to know about the complete north east. The people, culture, music, landscape, it covers all areas. Well researched and well kept museum. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Spare atleast 3-4 hours. The terrare offers amazing views of Shillong and is a must visit.

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