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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Elaborate and nicely done.

It is an extensive set-up. And all the exhibits are very skillfully displayed. The amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manju M
via mobile
Very Informative

Visited this place and was very impressed seeing how beautifully they showed North Eastern... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Urmil G
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
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+91 364 255 0260
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is an extensive set-up. And all the exhibits are very skillfully displayed. The amount of information on display on print is vast and quite a delight to those who like to take their time and enjoy a good museum. If you are one of...More

Thank Manju M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this place and was very impressed seeing how beautifully they showed North Eastern culture.. Every activity is expressed through paintings, statues...from top one can have beautiful view of Shillong. Must visit place

Thank Urmil G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Mawlai area of Shillong town, it is a well laid out centre which has one floor dedicated and assigned to each state of north east. Missionary has done a real good job by covering all relevant aspects of the states, starting from terrain...More

Thank c0manderc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is quite expensive place to visit. I had taken a group of chilfren and their entry was 50 per head which is quite steep for a student gorup

Thank Milanittal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum offers a 'Concentrated' North east! By saying this what I mean is that one can spend a whole day here, knowing about one of the richest & oldest cultures of the world & without getting bored.

Thank neh0sonu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to learn about the cultural background of the seven sisters and existence of Don Bosco congregation in India and around the world. A must place to visit for tourists visiting Shillong.

Thank Stanislaus M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good place to have a visit if one is nearby or at Shillong. One can gather many knowledge about cultures of North East and India.

Thank Indra B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 floors and 10 years of work put into getting this place up and working. Detailed work and superb craftmenship displayed for educating tourists about numerous cultural, historical and religious artifacts across the world. Its perfect for kids and adults likewise. Rs.100 entry fees per...More

Thank jyotipatil14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

7 floors of all the information you need about all the north-eastern states. Forget guide books, all the information you need about the cultures, geography and traditions of north-east India are all here. Informative, clean and interesting. Wonderful presentations and good preservation of artifacts. Very...More

Thank Shilpa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably one of the best museums in the country; clean, magnificent, showcases the entire history and culture of north east india and the icing on the cake is the magnificent skywalk at the top with panaromic views of shillong city.

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SubratMohnaty
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Response from abhiricky | Reviewed this property |
it's open on all days except sunday and gazetted holidays
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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.
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max 15 min from police bazar.
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