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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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All of the Seven Sisters (& their Brother) in one building!

The North-Eastern region of India is the homeland of many indigenous people. They live similar... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jeheen mahmood z
Very good presentation of Indiginous peoples

If you wish an overview of the tribal people of the North Eastern States of India, this is the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Janet S
Calgary, Canada
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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 3 days ago

The North-Eastern region of India is the homeland of many indigenous people. They live similar lives, look more or less same to outside eyes, yet they bost a vibrant culture and live in a paradise full of nature's bounty. The museum is a little pricey...More

Thank jeheen mahmood z
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you wish an overview of the tribal people of the North Eastern States of India, this is the place to visit. Very well presented costumes, handicrafts , weapons, etc. , .giving an accurate picture of the history and customs of the indigenous peoples. The...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is an extensive set-up. And all the exhibits are very skillfully displayed. The amount of information on display on print is vast and quite a delight to those who like to take their time and enjoy a good museum. If you are one of...More

Thank Manju M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place and was very impressed seeing how beautifully they showed North Eastern culture.. Every activity is expressed through paintings, statues...from top one can have beautiful view of Shillong. Must visit place

Thank Urmil G
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located in Mawlai area of Shillong town, it is a well laid out centre which has one floor dedicated and assigned to each state of north east. Missionary has done a real good job by covering all relevant aspects of the states, starting from terrain...More

Thank c0manderc
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It is quite expensive place to visit. I had taken a group of chilfren and their entry was 50 per head which is quite steep for a student gorup

Thank Milanittal
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This museum offers a 'Concentrated' North east! By saying this what I mean is that one can spend a whole day here, knowing about one of the richest & oldest cultures of the world & without getting bored.

Thank neh0sonu
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to learn about the cultural background of the seven sisters and existence of Don Bosco congregation in India and around the world. A must place to visit for tourists visiting Shillong.

Thank Stanislaus M
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

It is a good place to have a visit if one is nearby or at Shillong. One can gather many knowledge about cultures of North East and India.

Thank Indra B
Reviewed 26 October 2017

7 floors and 10 years of work put into getting this place up and working. Detailed work and superb craftmenship displayed for educating tourists about numerous cultural, historical and religious artifacts across the world. Its perfect for kids and adults likewise. Rs.100 entry fees per...More

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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
21 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.