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. Our Shillong online trip planner makes visiting Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures and other Shillong attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Located in Mawlai area of Shillong town, it is a well laid out centre which has one floor dedicated and assigned to each state of north east. Missionary has done a real good job by covering all releva...  more »
  • It is quite expensive place to visit. I had taken a group of chilfren and their entry was 50 per head which is quite steep for a student gorup  more »
  • This museum offers a 'Concentrated' North east! By saying this what I mean is that one can spend a whole day here, knowing about one of the richest & oldest cultures of the world & without getting bor...  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

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