Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Shillong: Hours, Address, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures Reviews: 4.5/5

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
4.5
Speciality Museums
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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
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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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Capt.A.R.Dias
1 contribution
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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Capt Wendyll Pereira
12399805203 contributions
Apr 2022
One of the best Museums I have seen, en par with ones abroad. Literally gives you a shortcut tour of North East India. Well made and well maintained too. One should go through all 7 floors and view the 8 minute video and Must do the skywalk also !!
The articles sold at the curio shop are good and cheap too !!
Written 12 April 2022
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baibhav anand
3 contributions
Mar 2022
This is a wonderful place which gives you a view of the entire northeast in one place, a must-visit for all tourists.
Written 11 April 2022
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Kavina
Kolkata (Calcutta), India149 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
It was a well made and well manned and lighted museum. Good for students and children. It has 7 floors of exhibits. Takes time, so be prepared for that.
It also has a small curio shop at the Ground Floor.
Skywalk at the top is a surprise from which you can view whole of Shillong.
Written 7 January 2022
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Chai
Bengaluru, India18 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
A very detailed museum covering 7 stories. It deals with all things of the. North eastern states and some more. A good way to understand the culture and an introduction to it
Written 4 December 2021
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Kunal_Bhowmick
Kolkata (Calcutta), India917 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
It is the biggest museum of North East India...
Spread across 7 levels there are many exhibits...it exhibits various infos about the various tribes of North East India...
It has washrooms and drinking water stations at various levels...
There is also a cafeteria at 6th level with an aerial view of Shillong city...
Entry fees is 100rs per person and photography is allowed at a nominal fee of 100rs...
Written 11 October 2020
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India2,870 contributions
Oct 2019
One of the best places to study the tribal culture and cultural history of Meghalaya is the Don Bosco Museum. The museum features an impressive collection of indigenous articles and artefacts that depict the cultural richness of the region which gives overlook to the whole of North East India.

The museum has seven floors and encompasses a total of 17 galleries that have artefacts, paintings, figures, sculptures, and much more on display. Don Bosco Museum is believed to be Asia’s largest museum of indigenous cultures of its kind and is one of the best tourist places in Shillong.
Located in the town, the museum is open to visitors from 9.00 AM to 5:30 PM on all working days except Sundays .
Written 11 April 2020
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Fernweh3
Hanau210 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We visited this museum as part of our programme of an organised round trip.

Many exhibits from the different indigenous tribes. But no good information on context of exhibits, where the exhibits came from, where they old (how old) originals or recent reproductions.

We have to say this museum left us sort of lost, and we did not get much out of our visit.

There were more visitors from the area, though, and they seem to have enjoyed it.

Could be a better museum with more and interesting facts and explanations.
Written 29 March 2020
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priteshkulkarni
Pune, India4,595 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Amazing museum which displays the culture of seven sister state. 7 story museum have a lot to view and 1 short film. You need at least 2 hours to view the entire place.
Written 11 March 2020
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gpradeepshenoy
Bengaluru, India1,074 contributions
Feb 2020
We took a shared cab from Bara Bazaar to Mawlai .It costed us Rs 15 per person. When traveling from bara bazaar to Mawlai watch your right side where you can see a small board with arrow mark saying Don Bosco museum. Alight there and from there one has to walk for less than 5 minutes to reach this museum.

This Museum is closed on Sundays. Entrance costs Rs 100/per person. Photography costs extra.

This is a huge museum dedicated to tribal people of NE. The first exhibit is about information on neighboring countries of NE.The exhibits in this museum is located across several floors . There are many steps to climb/down in this museum. A song dedicated to NE is also shown at some fixed timing in this museum. The sky walk here did not amaze me.

People having interest to know about people/culture of NE should not miss this museum.

Getting direct bus/shared cabs from Don Bosco museum to Police Bazaar may be a problem as the frequency is very less. Instead take shared cabs/bus to Bara Bazzar and from there one can walk to Police bazaar.
Written 6 March 2020
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