Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Shillong

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Immerse yourself in the culture and heritage of Northeast India at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Founded by the Salesians of Don Bosco, a Catholic mission, the museum focuses on the traditions of the Northeast states of India and the ethnic groups that inhabit them. Roam the spacious building and admire its staggering collection of ancient relics, artifacts, and numerous other objects. Grouped by themes, they provide insight into the folklore and heritage of the region. After exploring the galleries, go up to the museum skywalk for a viewpoint that encapsulates the town of Shillong. Plan your Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shillong using our Shillong trip itinerary maker.
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  • Its a must visit destination in Shillong. The center has a collection of all the finer details of North East and its rich culture beautifully displayed and cited. The staff very cordial and supportive...  more »
  • This is a massive 7 storey museum in shillong. One of the most popular tourist destination. Is very very elaborate and rich with north eastern past and present. Has multiple rooms on different levels....  more »
  • Excellent place to get a good snapshot of the North Eastern states of India. Be prepared to walk / stand a lot as you could end up spending hours here.  more »
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  • It is a nice place but according to me the children will enjoy it the most. Here you can get a brief description about the north east Indian culture. But the most attractive feature of the place is it's sky walk. From here you can see the beautiful landscape of the Shillong town which will surely make you speechless. Current ticket cost = Rs. 💯
  • My BIL used to work here to control all the computer systems so I had a great privilege to gaze through the whole of the displays from bottom to the top. But it is strictly prohibited in some places I think. So I didn't misuse my freedom to enter there. I was amazed to see 7 different cultures of the 7 "sisters" of the North East.
  • A place to learn about North East India and Saint Don Bosco. The rooftop view is an extra thrill to the expedition. But the place is expensive. With tickets more than Rs 100 and parking fee around Rs 500. I have seen better Museums though.
  • Great museum that encapsulates the history, tradition and culture of the seven sisters. A floor is dedicated for each state. Terrace walk is recommended. Toilets are good
  • All north east cultures we can see here in this museum of five floors. On top we can walk in a protected way and can see the view of beautiful surrounding places. This is very special and unique