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Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum

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Address: State Central Library, IGP Point, Shillong, India

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Cultural museum

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

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 November 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 of Meghalaya, East Khasi Hills and Ri-bhoi even though I thought I took drives around... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the way of life of each of the local tribes viz. Khasis, Jaintis and Garos.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 this museum which aren't there in the Don Bosco museum.

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 state had been erected besides the statue of Smt. Indira Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 museum houses a habitat section displaying living places of tribes, instruments used for day-to-day activities... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 is a better place comparatively to learn about the local culture

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1 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 formarley Kwai-hat a Khasi name and settled in the hills of present day Meghalaya or... More 

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