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Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum

State Central Library, IGP Point, Shillong, India
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Culture of Meghalaya on display

We had visited this government museum during our sightseeing in Shillong. Entry tickets to the... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2017
Kaushik G
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Mumbai
Cultural museum

Located within the city, a beautiful museum showing the cultural side of the native tribes of... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
DIPANJONES
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State Central Library, IGP Point, Shillong, India
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We had visited this government museum during our sightseeing in Shillong. Entry tickets to the museum are very cheap - only 5 rupees per person. The museum is well maintained and showcases the culture & history of Meghalaya. There are many galleries showcasing models dressed...More

1  Thank Kaushik G
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Located within the city, a beautiful museum showing the cultural side of the native tribes of Meghalaya. Good place for a family visit.

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a Japanese learning India. Meghalaya has become my 26th state having visited. Besides travelling in Meghalaya, visiting this museum has become a good learning about Meghalaya. One of the most impressive learning for me is that I've visited only 2 out of 7 districts...More

1  Thank W7927SH_
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Though much smaller than its counterparts elsewhere in the country, everything about the museum, including the exhibits on display, the way they have been arranged, utilisation of the space and maintenance of the place, is quite impressive. It gives the visitor a comprehensive idea about...More

Thank Dilraj49
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Quite close to police bazaar takes Rs.10 in a shared taxi and Rs.5 in the local buses.Has a good collection.Visit this museum and then the Don Bosco Museum you'll understand the contrast and why the latter is much better, but there are some collections in...More

Thank eternidadviajero
Reviewed 3 February 2016

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...More

1  Thank RajuBasu
Reviewed 13 December 2015

I alongwith my family visit this museum in evening. A nice place free of sound nusance. The building is in 2 floor.Meghalaya State Museum is a frequented tourist site that exhibits vast collection of artefacts of tribal era and a collection of ancient scriptures. The...More

1  Thank JAGDISHJAGDISH
Reviewed 24 February 2014

It's more of a gallery than a museum. It has more of cultural artifacts of the indigenous tribes than historic antiques. There are specific galleries dedicated to tribal cultures and mannequins dressed in tribal attire. Not worth visiting, the Don Bosco Centre for indigenous culture...More

1  Thank Bornav
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I with my family went their on the eve of newyear-13 on 31st Dec.12.But disappointed that it was close.Therefore, it is to inform you that the museum remains close on 25th-26th Dec and 31st and 01st Jan.So avoid visit the museum during these days.

3  Thank debashis77_12
Reviewed 3 July 2012 via mobile

Meghalaya is home to the Khasis, Jaintias and Garos the first settlers of Brahmaputra valley and also the people who established the Ka mei kha mother earth worship place now renamed Kamakhya and occupied by Aryan Hindus. The three tribes left Brahmaputra plains around Guwahati...More

3  Thank PeOngLe
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