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Meghalaya State Museum


13.9/5(8 Ratings)

Meghalaya State Museum Overview

Ranked 35 of 43 sightseeing in Shillong

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.

The museum was a part of the state of Assam till 1972, formation year of Meghalaya for exhibiting ethnographic and archaeological objects. At present, the museum is situated within the State Central Library complex at Laichumiere and is managed by the government of Meghalaya.

Meghalaya State Museum 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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Aiban Lyngdoh
17th May 18

What travellers are saying about Meghalaya State Museum

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:00 AM -4:00 PM
10:00 AM -4:00 PM
12:00 AM -12:00 AM
Public Holidays:
10:00 AM -4:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.6/5

415 reviews

A Must visit-Don't miss it

We visited the museum and were pleased to see. 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.
  • A Must visit-Don't miss it
  • A Must visit-Don't miss it
  • A Must visit-Don't miss it

Ismat hussain Choudhury

Ismat hussain Choudhury3.9/5

21 reviews

Peek into the history and culture!

The museum is under the art and culture department of Meghalaya state govt. By visiting this museum you will definitely know more about the culture and heritage of Meghalaya and also about the history. Its a must visit to know more about Meghalaya. There is also a souvenir shop from where you can take some souvenirs back home.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta3.6/5

284 reviews

Place for ethnic tribal culture

This is the place for them who are interested in ethnic tribal culture and tradition. This is a must visit place who are interested to know about the tribal people there in Meghalaya and north east.

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Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong

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Jagdish Raval

Meghalaya State Museum
Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong

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Jagdish Raval

Meghalaya State Museum
Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong

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Jagdish Raval

Meghalaya State Museum

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