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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Extremely educative

Excellent place to get a good snapshot of the North Eastern states of India. Be prepared to walk... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Rajiv J
an excellent museum

A must visit museum in shillong. This 7 storey museum has an amazing collection of fishing nets... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
Sanchita S
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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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Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Excellent place to get a good snapshot of the North Eastern states of India. Be prepared to walk / stand a lot as you could end up spending hours here.

Thank Rajiv J
Reviewed 13 June 2017

A must visit museum in shillong. This 7 storey museum has an amazing collection of fishing nets, weapons and various other articles which were once used by the locals. It takes you through the journey of the various sects and tribes of meghalaya. It has...More

Thank Sanchita S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

it is a 7th floor spectrum building. well decorated,. one can entirely experience the charm of north east India thru this museum. anthropological, archaeological, musical, everything is present there, it will take nearly hours to complete. overall one can enjoy the sy walk over the...More

Thank Samhita G
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Its a Must see Attraction in Shillong. It closes at 5pm. Its a beautiful 7 story building with comfortable stairs. Sky walk on the top floor gives you nice views of the city and the Don Bosco campus, This place is very clean with toilets...More

Thank vipulagrawal1
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Its one of the most beautiful,organised and clean meusum in India. They display all the tribes and their culture of North East. It's a 7 story building with low stairs which you climb to reach to different halls of different subjects and at the top...More

1  Thank Vipul A
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you are in Shillong, do not miss cthe chance of visiting this unique place called Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture, DBCIC in short. The entrance does not look much impressive, but once you enters it and pass through the corridor, many mysteries starts...More

1  Thank dsudipto79
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is best. It give you information about all of North east's culture, history, artifacts, handicrafts, etc.

Thank vatsal s
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The Don Bosco Museum has been extensively researched and painstakingly put together to showcase the history, art, culture and lifestyle of the people of the geographically isolated north eastern region of India. One needs at least 2 hours to go through all the exhibits on...More

Thank Romashka1984
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It gives you a view of all North east states. There is a nice skywalk on top for viewing. In all 7 levels would take 2 hrs . The Video they play in the auditorium sort of is nice. Staff is too rude and not...More

Thank sonadcunha
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I really did not go with a lot expectations to be honest, however I was very impressed with the amount of efforts that have gone behind in making the lovely museum. For most of us who have not really travelled to the North East, this...More

Thank santosh_bapat
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16 February 2017|
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Response from abhiricky | Reviewed this property |
it's open on all days except sunday and gazetted holidays
22 October 2016|
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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.
15 August 2015|
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Response from dearpartho | Reviewed this property |
max 15 min from police bazar.