Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco. DBCIC consists of Don Bosco Museum, Research on indigenous cultures, publications and sharing of knowledge on indigenous cultures with the help of multi-media, seminars, courses, workshops and DVDs. The Museum in DBCIC is a seven-floor bulding with amny galleries showcasing the 8 States of North East India. With 56,000 sq.ft of floor space and 15,154 sq.ft of display wall space the museum is considered as one of the best in Asia as far as indigenous cultures are concerned. 

Museum Timings:

Monday to Saturday (Summer : 09:00 am to 05:30 pm),  (Winter -01st December to 31st January: 09:00 am to 04:30 pm)


Museum Holidays:

All Sundays, January 1, January 26, January 31, August 15, November 2, Second last Monday in November, December 22-25 (both days inclusive), December 31, Thursday before Easter to Easter Monday (both days inclusive)

About Architecture:

Adorning the Shillong's Skyline is the seven storey Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC). Architecturally robust,, pleasant to climb up, excellent use of space as in a honey comb hexagonal everywhere and allowing natural light and easy fresh air circulation, the DBCIC building is certainly Vivek Varma's architectural pride. He has many more architectural "firsts" in Shillong and elsewhere in the country, mostly in the North East, Pleasant to deal with Mr. Varma hails from a family of architects. DBCIC's DON BOSCO MUSEUM - now famous in the country and outside and a "must-see" in Shillong, gets many groups of visitors every day. They all admire the museum, they all appreciate the architect of the seven storey Don Bosco Museum building. They ask who is the architect. The answer is simple, "Mr. Vivek Varma" from New Delhi. 

Contact Details:

Address: 4115, Sector 'D', Pocket-4, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110 070.

Phone: 91-11-2613 8506, 91-9811093863

Fax: 91-11-2613 8506

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