Don Bosco Museum, is a the big museum of indigenous cultures in all of Asia!
Situated conveniently in the heart of Shillong, near Police Bazaar, this seven-story museum stands tall and proud with its 16 galleries showcasing artefacts, paintings, and figures that celebrate the rich culture and tradition of North East India.
With its own research wing, publications, newsletters, and cultural calendar, it’s more of an institution than a museum. So, don’t be surprised if you bump into some scholars, writers, musicians, or even lyricists while wandering around the premises.
The Don Bosco Museum is a hexagonal wonder that boasts Shillong’s architectural pride.
The galleries are a visual feast for the visitors, and each of the 16 galleries has its own unique flavour. You can spend hours admiring the stunning artefacts and gaining insight into the lifestyle of North Eastern people. And if you’re a bookworm, you’ll love the museum’s well-stocked library with over 110,000 volumes that cover various aspects of North East India’s study and culture.
After you’re done soaking up the knowledge and culture, take a stroll on the museum’s skywalk for a breathtaking view of Shillong city. And the best part? You can reach the Don Bosco Museum by walking or taking a city bus from the Shillong Bus Stand.