Meghalaya Tourism
Don Bosco Museum


Williamson Sangma State MuseumCapt. Williamson Sangma State Museum

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong

For those interested in ethnic tribal culture and tradition this Govt. Museum under the control of Art and Culture Department offers insights to the lifestyle of the people. This museum is in the State Central Library complex where monuments for the great patriots of the state had been erected besides the statue of Smt. Indira Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

It is considered as one of the centre for studies into our history and culture as well as for preserving our rich cultural heritage that is now undergoing tremendous pressure in the face of contacts with various cultures both from the East and the West.

Don Bosco MuseumDon Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong

The Don Bosco Museum is part of DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures). DBCIC comprises Research on Cultures, Publications, Training, Animation Programmes and the Museum, which is a place of knowledge-sharing on the different cultures of the Northeast in particular, and of culture in general.

DBCIC with its Don Bosco Museum is situated at Mawlai, Shillong, India. The Museum was opened to the public towards the end of 2003. Since then it has been attracting visitors from the region, from all over India
and from abroad.

The seven-floor Museum offers the visitor an unforgettable experience of the Northeast by means of over 14 aesthetically pleasing and informative galleries.

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We are open Monday to Sunday
Summer : 09:30-17:30 Hrs (Sunday : 13:30-17:30 Hrs) Winter : 09:30-16:30 Hrs (Sunday ; 13:30-16:30 Hrs)

Contact Us
Director, DBCIC, Mawlai, Shillong, 793 008, Meghalaya, India
(0091)0364 - 2550260 - 2550261 (Tel & Fax) + 91-9436118732, +91-9862179369 + 91-9863024108 (DBCiC Bus)
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Entomological Museum (Butterfly Museum)

A privately-owned museum of M/s Wankhar, Riatsamthiah, Shillong at a distance of about 2km from Police Bazar is the only known museum in India devoted to moths and butterflies.

Chrysalis the GalleryChrysalis the Gallery

Location: East Khasi Hills District, Shillong

Chrysalis the Gallery (an ArtGallery) is situated on the 2nd floor of SalonsarMansion (adjacent to HDFC bank) at Police Bazaar, the Commercial Hub of Shillong. Chrysalis has flexible spacing to display paintings (canvases), sculpture, photography and handicrafts. Run by a local artist, Jaya Kalra, the gallery caters to exhibitions of artists and artisans especially from the north east and also from the rest of India.

Contact: Chrysalis the Gallery, Salonsar Mansion, 2nd floor Near Hotel Pegasus Crown Police Bazar Point Shillong-793001
Contact - 0364-2223334 / 2220499 / 2521011/ 9436118960

Other Museums:

  • Air Force Museum at Upper Shillong
  • Forest Museum in Lady Hydari Park
  • Rhino Heritage Museum at Shillong
  • Zoological Museum in Risa Colony
  • Anthropological museum at Mawblei
  • Botanical Museum at 4th Furlong
  • Arunachal Museum at the Cantonment Area