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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
+91 364 255 0260
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All reviews sky walk north east india top floor seven sisters excellent museum spread over floors under one roof musical instruments cultural heritage rich culture souvenir shop must visit place two hours closed on sundays couple of hours icing on the cake dont miss
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is quite easy to locate as most local people can guide you there and it can be reached by a taxi etc and has adequate parking facilities. Go with at least 3 hours in hand as the viewing is exhaustive and one should...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ranjanchou
Reviewed yesterday

This is a unique place, a 7 storey round building, where you learn about people, tribes, geography, culture of entire North east and also the history of their development over a period of time. It exhibits a wonderful way of mixing old practices with modern...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Abasu1963
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One has to pay Rs 100 per person to visit this museum which has 7 floors and an open terrace to view Shillong city. Museum mainly a information Center about NorthEast culture, people and its evaluation. Certainly as a Christian place they fill museum with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HarishAsTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in the main town, it's a good place to get an understanding of the variety of cultures, beliefs and religions of North East states as a whole.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AbiramPonnuswami
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Museum. It has 5 stories ( G-2 to G+3). One have to start from the basement and ends at the top of the building. Entire Museum is reflecting the entire North-east India's Culture, Habitat, living, Dress and How they are look like. Their are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank suspandag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum on 7th October 2018.It is a very clean well kept & well maintained museum housing the cultural & social articles giving glimpses of rich heritage of seven states of North East .The sky walk at the top provides beautiful birds eye...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HemanthPai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to know anything about North East then Don Bosco Musium is a place to visit. The expance of the knowledge exhibited there will make one say Marvel of Marvels and wonder of wonders Every floor has the demonstrative models of culture and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Leoslobo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum !! Just wish it was some place else because getting there and out of there can be a struggle as Mawlai is too crowded

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank anniesingh
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I visited this place with my family during Oct 2018. Here are my findings from the place. Pros: 1. Excellent museum maintained with latest technologies 2. Collection spans across historical, rituals, life style and social economical artifacts. 3. The 7th floor roof top view of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hellboy82
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The Don Bosco Museum is a well thought out museum about the peoples of Northeast India and covers everything from prehistory to clothing, religion, music and agriculture. It is located at the top of a hill in Shillong and so a great way to see...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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February 16, 2017|
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Response from abhiricky | Reviewed this property |
it's open on all days except sunday and gazetted holidays
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.
August 15, 2015|
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Response from dearpartho | Reviewed this property |
max 15 min from police bazar.