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Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum
Ranked #34 of 61 things to do in Shillong
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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. An outlet for the tribal handicrafts may be considered as an added tourist attraction.

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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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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 Bose.

It is considered as one of the centre for studies into our history and culture as well as for preserving our rich cultural heritage that is now undergoing tremendous pressure in the face of contacts with various cultures both from the East and the West.

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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 such as hunting and fishing. Travellers can also witness weapons, transportation equipment, agricultural tools and household articles like pots, spoons, water jug, tobacco box, baskets.


We were so pleased to see displays lifestyle and cultural diversity of various tribes, especially the Khasi tribe in various sections. Furthermore, visitors can gather information regarding history, culture and social structures of the ancient tribes.

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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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