The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures is located in Mawlai, Shillong, in the state of Meghalaya. The museum preserves the rich cultural heritage of north-east India. It contains seventeen galleries displaying various cultural artefacts and paintings. The museum highlights the various Catholic churches of the north-east, the different tribes, the tools and weapons they used in the earlier days, the varied musical instruments, craft items, the different traditional attires and cultures of north-east India. The museum is hexagonal in shape with seven storeys. It houses 16 galleries and each deals with a different aspect, including agriculture, art, basketry, ornaments and costumes, fishing and hunting, food, housing, language and musical instruments.
It also has an open skywalk where you can experience a beautiful view of the city of Shillong.
This guided tour is free.
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Duration: 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting Time: 9:45 am
Meeting Point: Outside Don Bosco Centre, Mawlai, Shillong
Walk led by Ms Naphibahun Lyngdoh
She is a postgraduate student in Archaeology. Born and brought up in Shillong, she loves outdoor activities and exploring new places. She aspires to work on the Megalithic culture of Meghalaya.
Things to keep in mind:
- Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries.
Steps for registration:
1. Please like and share the page to register.
2. Fill the form to confirm your registration.
If you are unable to attend the walk after having registered, please inform us over an email or a text message. Register only if participation is confirmed.
One participation per registration. Please do not register twice.
Contact at: +91-8257876105 (Naphibahun)
Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entry fees of Rs. 50/- for students with ID cards and Rs. 100/- for others, are to be borne by the participants.
- Please wear comfortable shoes.
- Parking facilities (non-chargeable) are available at the meeting point.
- Photography inside the museum is chargeable.