Asia’s largest Museum of indigenous culture, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures more commonly known as Don Bosco Museum is located at Mawlai, Shillong. An establishment of the highest standard, the museum is one of the top 10 tourist places in Shillong. It attracts more than 30,000 tourists from India and abroad. It is also a favourite among students as the gallery beautifully showcases all the eight states of the Northeast. The museum even conducts study and research on themes related with the indigenous cultures of North East India and has an extensive library in case you were curious to know more. It emphasises on culture related publications and activities and so far has brought out 12 publications.
Take a walk around and have a look at the many artifacts, paintings and fiber-glass figures. Aside from being interesting, all the displays have detailed information that can help you truly appreciate the works of art. The museum enhances your experience by providing multimedia facilities such as touch screens, computers, documentaries etc. Other many small facilities have also been extended keeping in mind comfort and satisfaction of the visitors. One thing that you should definitely not miss out while visiting the museum is the sky walk on the terrace as it gives a panoramic view of Shillong.
Museum Timings: Monday to Saturday
Summer: 9 am – 5.30 pm
Winter (1st December to 31st Jan): 9 am – 4.30 pm
For more information you can log in to www.dbcic.org