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Don Bosco Museum of Shillong

Status models at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

The Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures, popularly called the Don Bosco Museum (DBM) is located at the hillock of Mawlai, Shillong (Meghalaya) is Asia’s largest Museum of Indigenous Cultures of its kind. DBCIC consists of Don Bosco Museum, Research on indigenous cultures, publications and sharing of knowledge on indigenous cultures with the help of multi-media, seminars, courses, workshops and DVDs.

The Museum is a seven-floor bulding with many galleries showcasing the 8 States of North East India under one roof. With 56,000 sq.ft of floor space and 15,154 sq.ft of display wall space Galleries of international standard containing artefacts, paintings, fibreglass figures – all a feast to the eyes and a source of knowledge. The topmost Gallery is where the visitors can relax and enjoy some of the rare dances of the North East.

The museum which attracts more than 30,000 tourists from India and abroad visit the DBM annually, is also an major  attraction for students of North East as it provides an exquisite centre for learning and information. A skywalk on the terrace gives a panoramic view of Shillong city.

 

Statue of Meitei Dhol Cholom drummer at the museum. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

Statue of Meitei Dhol Cholom drummer at the museum. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

 

The art gallery has an amazing collection of attire, accoutrements, weapons,  ornamentation and rare photographs. Photo by Kothanda Srinivasan.

The art gallery has an amazing collection of attire, accoutrements, weapons,
ornamentation and rare photographs. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

 

A painting depicting the lives of an ancient Naga tribal man and his children at DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures). Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

A painting depicting the lives of an ancient Naga tribal man and his children at DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures). Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

 

The valved fishing traps of the Northeast India. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

The valved fishing traps of the Northeast India. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

 

The landscape model of Northeast India map. Photo by:  Kothanda Srinivasan.

The landscape model of Northeast India map. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

 

A panoramic view from Skyway walk on roof top at the museum. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

A panoramic view from Skyway walk on roof top at the museum. Photo by: Kothanda Srinivasan.

 

Museum Timings:

Monday to Saturday (Summer : 09:00 am to 05:30 pm),  (Winter -01st December to 31st

January: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm)

SUNDAY CLOSED

Museum Holidays:

All Sundays, January 1, January 26, January 31, August 15, November 2, Second last Monday in November, December 22-25 (both days inclusive), December 31, Thursday before Easter to Easter Monday (both days inclusive).

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