Hot Tourist Destinations of Northeast

Williamson Sangma State Museum

East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Williamson Sangma State Museum

Located in the State Central Library of Shillong, Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum would be an ideal place to visit for those who love to learn about the ethnic tribal culture and tradition of different regions. Run by the Art and Culture Department of Meghalaya, this museum gives an understanding to tourists about the tribal history, lifestyle, culture and tradition of the different communities residing in the state.

Exhibiting its ethnic tribal culture and tradition, this museum provides a good insight on all aspects of Meghalaya and its history. Along with the statues of Indira Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, one can also have a look at the monuments dedicated to the great patriots who fought for the state. It has been recognised as one of the centre for studies intothe history and culture of the state of Meghalaya as well as a centre for preservation of its rich cultural heritage.

Whether it be the rich heritage of Shillong or the history, culture and lifestyle of the local people of this state, a tour through the Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum, will boost your awareness about the state and its people. This museum is worth a visit.

Visiting Hours: 10am to 4pm. Generally closed on public holidays.

How to reach: Nearest airport is the Guwahati Airport. Helicopters are available from Guwahati to Shillong. Nearest railway station is Guwahati railway station, which is 176kms from Shillong. By road, NH-17/Nh-37 and NH-51 has to be taken. Shillong Police Bazar is 1kms away from this museum.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

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