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“Indigenous culture of Meghalaya”

Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum
Ranked #30 of 51 things to do in Shillong
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Reviewed February 23, 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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Reviewed January 7, 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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Reviewed July 2, 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 abode of clouds.

The state of Meghalaya came into existence in the year 1972 as a result of anti tribal anti Mongolian policy of the Aryan Hindu controlled Assam government, which continues till this day.

The state museum is a must visit for everyone to have a glimpse of the history and culture of the three colourful tribes of the state.

The State Museum of Meghalaya, founded in 1975, was named Williamson Sangma Museum in 1999 as a mark of respect to the Father of Meghalaya.

Williamson Amphlang Sangma a Garo leader, was the founder Chief Minister of Meghalaya, the twenty-first state of Indian Union on 21 January 1972. He was also the first ever Governor of Mizoram among the Garos in 1989.

So when in Shillong don't miss it before you go exploring, its walkable distance from Police Bazar and also has a librarey and auditorium which host cultural evenings frequently.

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