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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  • August 17, 2017
    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.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Must Visit to know the history, culture and the tradition Meghalaya. Though closed on Sundays so plan accordingly.  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    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.  more »
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  • June 20, 2017
    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. 💯
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 26, 2017
    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.
  • July 12, 2017
    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
  • July 3, 2017
    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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