Put This Culturally Rich Museum In Shillong On Your Must-Visit List

Museums

Don Bosco Museum

Shillong, Meghalaya

Mawlai Mawdatbaki, Shillong, Meghalaya

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What Makes It Awesome

Opened in the year 2000, the Don Bosco Museum, part of the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC), is one of the crown jewels of Shillong. You cannot miss out on this favourite tourist spot when you're exploring the hill city.

With the aim of preserving the numerous indigenous cultures of the region, you will see that the museum is divided into several galleries. The seven-floor museum has no less than 21 of them! Be rest assured that once you visit the place, you might end up spending a whole day there.

Know about the three main techniques of agriculture (plough, shifting and wet-rice cultivation) in the region at the agriculture gallery. The costumes and ornament gallery is where you will get to know about the traditional attire, including various ornaments and costumes from across the north-east. With them is attached the history of the identity of tribal people and their celebration of festivals and ceremonies. The land & people gallery will further introduce you to the physiological characteristics of people of the past.

In case you think your interest lies somewhere else, don't worry! We believe they have a gallery for almost every subject matter possible, such as weapons, religion and culture, traditional technology, musical instruments, the north-east space centre and community information, among others.

Pro-Tip

If you are in a group of 15 & above, you can contact the management at the museum for a vehicle (42-seater bus, 12-seater traveller bus) to pick you up from any spot within Shillong city.