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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Great way of showing the journey of the enriched culture, religion, people & their lives

Its a must visit place for the people who are keen to learn new things. All the elements are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Abdalur Rahman S
Discover extensive history and culture of Northeast east

Huge 7 floors museum with skywalk at the top. Keep enough time in hand if interested in going... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Swati S
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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: 09:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
+91 364 255 0260
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a must visit place for the people who are keen to learn new things. All the elements are displayed in a very interesting way which will ensure u are loving every bits of it.....

Thank Abdalur Rahman S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Huge 7 floors museum with skywalk at the top. Keep enough time in hand if interested in going through all that history and culture of north. It is well maintained and organized. Closes at 5.30 PM.

Thank Swati S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must Visit to know the history, culture and the tradition Meghalaya. Though closed on Sundays so plan accordingly.

Thank NilanjanDipanwita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place to visit with friends and family. Lots of things to see and learn about the cultures, traditions and lifestyles of the indigenous people of the northeast India.

Thank Awopumi77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don Boaco Museum is full of knowledge which is mostly associated with North eastern tribes their history, culture, ethnicities etc.

Thank TheKnight2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will easily spend 3 hours here. All the North east cultures are exhibited here across 4-5 floors. The roof top is amazingly built and gives you a 360 view of Shillong. There is a tiny cafeteria where you can take a small break. You...More

Thank vandana_upadhyay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit at Shillong, you will get broad idea about seven sisters of NE. you can go along with anyone ... children or old age parents

Thank Satya M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really a fantastic place for history lovers. Here we saw lots of collections of northeast like lifestyle of people, topography, food, etc., Dont miss to see rooftop which is looking great. If you wish to take photographs u need to take separate ticket for that....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to visit specially for Students and for gaining knowledge of North-East Indian Culture and History. Spare 2 to 3 Hours for visit.

Thank HemantPratap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is closed on Sunday. So please plan ahead. Get to know everything about seven sister states of north east. Not very big area but spread over 7 floors-each with a theme like history, dresses, habitat,etc etc. Exhibits are very well maintained and well described....More

Thank travell0ver222
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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
22 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.