Meghalaya State Museum

Meghalaya State Museum

  • Shillong
  • Meghalaya
  • India
  • Timings 10 00 AM - 4 00 PM . Saturday and Sunday Closed
  • Time Required 1 hour
  • Entry Fee No entry fee

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Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong Overview

Managed by the department of arts & culture, Meghalaya State Museum is a wonderful tourist destination in the city of Shillong. This building was established in the year 1975 where different artifacts were displayed in its galleries. Apart from the artifacts, they also display the fossils, painting, and antique items etc. that are related to the traditional culture of Meghalaya. An immaculate display of different things at this museum catches the attention of the people immediately.

 Why Should It Be Visited?
1)    Meghalaya State Museum is not merely a building housing some galleries that display the discoveries and other founding, but, it is a place where the locals, as well as visitors, get to gain knowledge about the traditional culture of Meghalaya from the ground level.

2)    There are numerous documents and hand paintings displayed in the gallery that reveals about the earliest inhabitants of the region, their food habits, and how they adapted themselves according to the seasonal changes etc.

3)    Apart from antiques, a separate gallery exists that displays the monolithic weaponry, jewelry, and utensils that were used by the earliest tribal inhabitants of Garo and Khasi region. It is a place that is visited by the students and foreign nationals on a large scale.

Best Time To Visit:-
There is no specific season for anyone to visit this place. Excluding the national holidays and festivals, the visitors are welcomed by the management with warmth.

The entry to this museum is paid for everyone based on the nationality. The students, army personnel, and the senior citizens can get a discounted entry.

Reaching There:-
Since the State Museum of Meghalaya is located in a bustling area, it is well-connected via all major roadways and railways. The local transit is also available for commuting to and from the museum.

Nearest Railway Station:- Guwahati Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Guwahati Airport

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