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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

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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...more
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Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
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+91 364 255 0260
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All reviews sky walk north east india top floor seven sisters excellent museum spread over floors cultural heritage under one roof musical instruments souvenir shop must visit place couple of hours dont miss excellent place entry fee on display shillong city
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum contains various artifacts such as clothes, kitchen items, weapons etc. pertaining to the northeastern tribes. It is worth a visit. However, there are many exhibits that focus on Christian missionary works which I found boring.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vincey_Reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was suggested by a friend. It was raining heavily so going too far was not an option. The place was very near to the Hotel. Being a South Indian, who didn't have much knowledge about North East Indian States, I was very much surprised...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vijay_is_Michael
Reviewed 3 days ago

Built meticulously ,the museum covers in details the cultures of various indigenous tribes across the north east which also helps you to gather knowledge of the states.It will take around 11/2 -2 hours to complete the tour with in the museum.The last but not the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sourav g
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit place when you are in Shillong. The way the museum has been designed, they deserve kudos.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank arinds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting museum with a huge collection of various artefacts from various tribes. There are approximately 7 floors to view, organised in different topics, covering the different tribes in the North East of India.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ilango_Zurich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a museum which showcases the North East cultural heritage. This is a 7 storey structure, which starts from 2 floors in the basement. One has to start from the lower basement and then walk up to the topmost floor, where there is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debabrata19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place tells a lot about its native culture and history. Lots of information available. It was worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank reubenranjanfern2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Don Bosco Museum provides a very comprehensive overview of the many tribes indigenous to North-East India. Everything is beautifully laid out with extensive explanatory notes. As one would expect there is a large part of the museum devoted to religion, mainly Christianity, and while...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bosie16
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is part of the Don Bosco complex. Narrow winding roads lead up to the place. Those who are interested in the theological studies should give at least half a day for this if not more. The staff there guided us well on how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kartik1402
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It would take around 2 to 3 hours to do a justice to absorb the information and nuances in the place. A labour of love, it provides an insight into the culture and history of the North east. a must visit place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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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