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East Khasi Hills

Don Bosco Museum


North-eastern Cultures, Museum Exhibits, Art Installations, History, Cuisine, Traditional Lifestyle

Guwahati Airport: 117 kms
Shilong Airport: 29 kms
Guwahati Railway station: 94 kms

Enter a realm of North-East culture and traditional knowledge at the Don Bosco Museum, explore an expansive collection of motifs, artefacts, and representations of the myriad tribes of the region, catch magnificent views of Shillong and admire one of the town’s most unique architectural examples…..

Seven storeys of fascinating visuals, colours, and treasures – that is one way to describe Don Bosco Museum. You will first be greeted by the traditional wear of all the different North-Eastern communities as you enter the building, including well-researched sections on the neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Myanmar, and Nepal. The photography section is loaded with rare photos – you can spend hours lost exploring these snippets of tribal life taken across the region and spanning many generations.

Other highlights of the Museum include the Pre-history Gallery which sheds more light on the origins and migrations of the tribes, and the Land and People Gallery where you can learn more about the beautiful terrain and how it shaped the practices and lifestyles of the indigenous people who call it home. It is adorned with sculptures and portraits. There is a gallery dedicated to the various hunting, gathering, and fishing practices and a gallery dedicated to agriculture. Many visitors find the Traditional Technology exhibits very interesting. Galleries on art, music, housing, and weapons will keep you occupied and fascinated. At the food gallery, you can tuck into some of the delectable dishes in a cosy serving area.

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Our Location

Address :
Mawlai Phudmuri, Shillong

Opening Time :
09:00 AM – 05:30 PM (More details on official website)

Contact No : 0364 2550 260

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