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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Large museum about North East

Learnt a lot about the culture and people of North East through the murals, paintings and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
n00buser
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Bengaluru, India
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Best place to understand the Socio Cultural Heritage of North East. Most of us will be impressed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wpurty72
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
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+91 364 255 0260
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Learnt a lot about the culture and people of North East through the murals, paintings and scuplutres present here. Recommended. There is a restaurant few meters walk outside the museum. Recommended for tea and snacks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to understand the Socio Cultural Heritage of North East. Most of us will be impressed with the vastness of cultural history assembled at one place. Do keep at least half a day for the same

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only proper museum in Shillong. Period. The State Museum is pretty much worthless and in poor maintenance. The exhibits are not lucrative enough. This museum, on the other hand, holds excellent exhibits. The museum shows the history and cultures of northeastern India and also...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place to visit when you have time at leisure in Shillong. It takes about 2 hours to complete the 7 floors and a round view to Shillong city from the top is awesome.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed Don Bosco Centre. The place is awesome. The entry fee is Rs 50 for students and Rs 100 for other people. The interior is beautifully decorated. There were perhaps 7 floors and each floor had different rooms describing the different tribes of North East....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is run by the church I guess, so this is well maintained. The museum is of 6 or 7 floors, so you need some time to consume. This has very detailed explanations of northeast history, culture, clothes, tribes, arms etc. A separate section...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2018

High quality and very organized museum that explains, differentiates and highlights the uniqueness of each of the seven sisters. Very good and informative for children and adults.

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

This is probably the biggest Museum in north eastern India because the state Museum we had seen in Guwahati was very much smaller than this. It is spread over many floors( I think it is five floors) and most parts are air conditioned. But I...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

One of the best museums in India and certainly the best on the North Eastern culture and Tribes. I would say a must visit if you go to Shillong.

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best museums one can find in India, I am sure. Very well maintained and clean It is more of an informative kind of museum rather than one with lot of artefacts. One can learn a lot about the history, culture...More

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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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October 21, 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.
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max 15 min from police bazar.
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