Don Bosco Museum

Mawlai Phudmuri
Shillong, ML - 793008

Type: Arts Museums
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The Don Bosco Museum, located in Shillong, Meghalaya, is a renowned cultural institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich heritage and diverse cultures of Northeast India. Named after Saint John Bosco, the founder of the Salesian order, the museum aims to promote understanding, appreciation, and unity among the various ethnic communities of the region.

Spread across seven floors, the Don Bosco Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts, artworks, photographs, and multimedia exhibits that depict the history, traditions, and lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of Northeast India. Visitors can explore thematic galleries dedicated to topics such as tribal life, art and craft, music and dance, religion and spirituality, and the region's natural environment.

One of the highlights of the museum is its unique architecture, designed to resemble a traditional Garo house with bamboo and cane structures. The building itself is a masterpiece, blending modern design with indigenous architectural elements, and offers panoramic views of Shillong City and the surrounding hills from its rooftop terrace.

In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Don Bosco Museum also hosts cultural events, workshops, and educational programs aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Northeast India. The museum serves as a valuable resource for researchers, scholars, and students interested in the diverse cultures and traditions of the region.

Visitors to the Don Bosco Museum can expect a captivating and immersive experience that celebrates the cultural richness and diversity of Northeast India. Whether you're interested in history, anthropology, or art, or simply want to learn more about the vibrant cultures of the region, the Don Bosco Museum offers a truly enlightening and unforgettable journey.

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