Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
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.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Prasanna N
New Delhi, India65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The Don Bosco Cultural Center or to quote the local guides, Don Bosco Museum is located about 4 km from the main Shillong city. A seven-storied structure, the cultural center is an awe-inspiring exhibition of all that is North East. The seven sisters of the region have a variegated culture and geography hidden among them.

The museum has a ground floor dedicated to artifacts and souvenirs unique to this region. It also has a rich collection of books on the history of various tribes of this region. The subsequent floors have rooms dedicated to the seven states with some breathtaking vintage photographs which teach us a lot about the uniqueness of these places. It also has a section dedicated to the history of nations that have a contiguous border with our NE states.
The spread of Christianity in India has been covered in great detail. A section has been dedicated to the advances made by our country in the field of space technology.
A short movie presumably on the NE region is also screened, though I did not find it very engaging. Do not miss the skywalk which offers a panoramic view of the city. All rooms have clean washrooms. A cafeteria is located on the seventh floor. A cursory look at all sections will require at least an hour to an hour and a half. It is preferable to set aside half a day ( 3 to 3.5 hours) to accomplish full justice.

The Don Bosco Cultural Center is truly a repository and sentinel of all that is North East.
Written 26 November 2023
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Mita P
Glenview, IL28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
This museum,I feel is one of the best sites in Shillong.Gives a detailed idea of the cultures and traditions of not only the different tribes of the Northeast, but also the adjoining countries,Skkim,Bhutan,Burma,Nepal and some part China also.
I loved the museum.I suggest though that you make sure you have enough time to really see it.We did it in an hour as we came close to the closing time.
Written 9 April 2023
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Kiran Shingwekar
Mumbai, India136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
In the heart of Shillong this is a church created and maintained museum which offer an excellent insight into the culture of the entire NE. Well presented exhibits cover the various ethnicities, the various tribes, the history as also their culture, dresses, food habits, houses, implements, weapons etc. all the exhibits are well presented and well maintained with excellent information. Volunteers are close at hand to help. Utilities like toilets are available at close intervals. You need at least 3 hours to see this museum.
Written 2 March 2023
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Ravindra V
Hyderabad, India1,210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
This museum is too good. There is a lot to learn here. Though it looks small, it can easily take half a day if you visit it with patience. You can purchase a separate ticket to take photographs.
Written 10 January 2023
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JackPC32
Exeter, UK337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I thought it will be a simple museum but it is magnificent. It describes the full history of North East and other relevant history. Children will learn a lot of history here. A Must visit in Shillong and you have to spend 2 to 3 hours here.
Written 11 December 2022
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Kavita
Hyderabad, India5 contributions
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Nov 2022 • Couples
There are 7 floors of impeccable collection about the North East. If u want to know about the culture, religion , attire , livelihood, weapons etc of the major tribes of the North East, this is a must visit place for u.
It takes 2-3 hours to browse the entire collection spreading over 7 floors.
Well maintained, there is a cafeteria for snacks n tea/coffee and a viewing point on the terrace.
Very well maintained musuem. There is nice shop to buy souvenirs or books from.
Written 3 December 2022
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Ankit Singh
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Absolutely top class museum. Each exhibit was a bona fide 10/10. Extremely well maintained, layout is more intuitive than Chandigarh roads, and the City view on the top of the museum is a cherry on (literal) the top.
Written 1 December 2022
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Holiday627
Bengaluru, India12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
It has the display of all the cultures of North East states. It is ok but not that great. You can visit once to know more details about that place.
Written 27 November 2022
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Elvin
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Wonderful place. You'll surely gained alot of information about north eastern states of India. The place is clean and well organised
Written 3 October 2022
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Capt.A.R.Dias
Pune, India17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Very informative and interesting galleries, allow atleast 1.5 to 2h to go through it all. Well maintained with excellent facilities.
Written 23 April 2022
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