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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

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Address: Mawlai, Shillong 793008, India
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+91 364 255 0260
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Acclaimed as one the finest museum in Asia on the promotion of indigenous...

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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Excellent and Unique way of knowing the North-East

The Museum has all of its 7 Floors brimming with artefacts and knowledge based information, which gives a wonderful insight of the Political, social and cultural life in the NE.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum has all of its 7 Floors brimming with artefacts and knowledge based information, which gives a wonderful insight of the Political, social and cultural life in the NE.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must see place to know culture of North east and its people also well managed staff available,camera is charge able here for foto shot,this is seven storey building each floor tell new story,On the top of building there is Sky view point from here you can see shillong in one go.photo are perfect secene

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can not comment in details as a tourist may not know so much unless having been enlightened by a guide but felt like an institute with a history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's certainly a place to visit in Shillong...they have sky walk which is to the end....which will be the most interesting part of the entire museum..it's certainly advisable to visit this place for sure..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok to visit when in Shilong. It is a 7 storey building with each floor dedicated for 7 states of NE india.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try this when you are in Shillong; Ask a local, "Is there a sky bridge in Shillong". They will look at you menacingly as if trying to assess your mental situation (and by situation I mean, sanity). Yet, the crown jewel of the Don Bosco museum is the roof top sky bridge. It has a view of Shillong like no... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a must do in our list per reviews on TA and we were not disappointed. The museum comprises of 7 floors covering almost everything related to North east from various tribes to religions followed. The skywalk at top floor gives a good view of Shillong. There is a 10min audio visual presentation which can be skipped. Must for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

walked down long road to see it but it was just like another institute .......nothing great ... disappointed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An Amazing museum. All you need to know about the complete north east. The people, culture, music, landscape, it covers all areas. Well researched and well kept museum. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Spare atleast 3-4 hours. The terrare offers amazing views of Shillong and is a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is quiet big so set aside at least 1 to 2 hours. Has good information about north east culture.

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