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Interesting but needs maintenance

There are some interesting cultural artefacts and models. But there is not material or guidance... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
MaheshM1105
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Must visit to know local culture & history

One can visit to this museum to know better the history and culture of the state, must visit the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
chetiasanjeev
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Sivasagar, India
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

There are some interesting cultural artefacts and models. But there is not material or guidance made available. It’s Really government run in that terrible sense of the word. It takes less than half an hour to cover so not a big constraint on time. Plus...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

One can visit to this museum to know better the history and culture of the state, must visit the museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank chetiasanjeev
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum is functioning under the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Meghalaya. It displays culture, history and lifestyle of various tribes of this region. Here one can see dresses, ornaments, utensils, musical instruments, handicrafts and traditional weapons of different tribes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Arghya D
Reviewed 8 July 2018

A poorly maintained museum with almost no attractive exhibits. Poorly lit also. No proper staffing. Skip the place to avoid paying unnecessary entry fees and wasting time. Visit Don Bosco museum instead and spend a couple of hours there. You’ll love it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank iamArnabPal
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Capt. Williamson sangma State museum is a great place to visit if you wants to know about culture and tribes of Meghalaya.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jaganban
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Since we have been seeing Museums all over India and also in certain parts of the world, it may look average, but i feel that one must see this museum as it brings to light the history of the local Khasi tribal culture, their habits...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gajarajan1947
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had visited this government museum during our sightseeing in Shillong. Entry tickets to the museum are very cheap - only 5 rupees per person. The museum is well maintained and showcases the culture & history of Meghalaya. There are many galleries showcasing models dressed...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

Located within the city, a beautiful museum showing the cultural side of the native tribes of Meghalaya. Good place for a family visit.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank DIPANJONES
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a Japanese learning India. Meghalaya has become my 26th state having visited. Besides travelling in Meghalaya, visiting this museum has become a good learning about Meghalaya. One of the most impressive learning for me is that I've visited only 2 out of 7 districts...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Though much smaller than its counterparts elsewhere in the country, everything about the museum, including the exhibits on display, the way they have been arranged, utilisation of the space and maintenance of the place, is quite impressive. It gives the visitor a comprehensive idea about...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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