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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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too good collection!

I strongly recommend visit to this museum without fail when in Shillong. The overall collection and... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Kshama R
Awesome Place must visit

This is one of the best place in shillong. The centre is little bit inside the city, its having... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
ramesh p
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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 31 May 2017

I strongly recommend visit to this museum without fail when in Shillong. The overall collection and display of items and things within pertaining to north east is simply outstanding. Totally worth the money!!

Thank Kshama R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best place in shillong. The centre is little bit inside the city, its having five floors bulding. It takes 1-2hrs to see all the things. In this centre you can see the all north east and this side state plus...More

Thank ramesh p
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Museum is good as its curator has made well exposure on North East landscape, tradition and culture. Facilities like cafeteria, souvenir shop and children park is available inside the museum.. the most attractive part is the Sky walk made at the top of the museum....More

Thank Sanjukta M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Must see if you are in Shillong. It's a museum, great collections of different tribal equipments, models of different tribes among all states of North East. Well maintained seven floors rich in Culture. Entry fee is Rs 100. Photography is allowed an additional charge of...More

Thank Prasant B
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Total of seven floors with different types of displays relating to NE - culture, religion, architecture,handicrafts, musical instruments, maps. Also the top floor provides a splendid view of the city from a Skywalk. Particularly enjoyed the short video on the seven sister states while munching...More

Thank sudhanar
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Museum charges 100per person which made me think spending more. Still went to the museum and the info gathered is priceless . Museum is of 7 floors and every floor gives info of one particular items such as neighbouring countries culture, other state cultures, Music,...More

Thank Vinod M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

a mixed collection of north east memorablia & artefacts, spread over 7 floors. Not very systematic or comprehensive, but very entertaining. The museum staff are polite & helpful, which is unusual in India. There is a play area for small children.

Thank Letustry
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It is an excellent museum with great history of North East as well as culture and religion. It was good learning. You need a spend a good time there. You should atleast have 4-5 hours to spend there. And souvenir shop was good and very...More

Thank SachinShende
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This was a perfect ending to our shillong trip. The only wonder is why don't more people visit this place. Its a gem. The neat, well catalogued and presented museum is a must visit to all those wanting a in depth knowledge of the cultures...More

Thank papanair26
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visited this place during Shillong day trip. But this place is so informative that you can easily spend a full day. The place consist of 7 floors and have a skywalk on rooftop. The place provides information about history, culture, tribes, people about north eastern...More

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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.