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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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  • Depending on you, this might be an excellent place or just about average. This is spread across 7 floors and you need about 1.5 hours if you plan to check everything in details. It has separate floors...  more »
  • It's a seven storied building with each floor showcasing a different aspect of the history and culture of the sister states. The weaponry, ancestry, religion , apparel etc are showcased in detailed in...  more »
  • very well organized and maintained museum. the staff is helpful. the Skywalk shows the city in its full glory .  more »
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  • Decent place. The museum itself has an interesting honeycomb design. Very decent museum by Indian standards. Kids in the 8-12 age range will definitely find it interesting as it displays a lot of handmade tools, clothes and utilities of NE tribes. Wouldn't go so far as to say this is something not to be missed but definitely not one you will repent investing your travel time on.
  • Good place to learn about local cultures. You need typically 2 to 3 hrs to go around the museum. It will have great learning value for all ages
  • Nice museum, but entry fee is high as 100 rupees. Nice presentation of north east. All the things are well arranged and city view from the top was amazing.
  • It's a beautiful museum a must visit and it's one of a kind every floor leaves you amazed the power saving over here is really amazing.
  • One of the best museum in North East India. Has got everything you need to know about north East India. Take some time and visit this place. It's worth a visit. The place is also very clean and hygeinic. The best thing I liked there. Is the Skyview which is at the top floor. It's one of a kind experience.