Wankhar Entomology Museum

Museum Address
Riatsamthiah - 793001
City
State
Meghalaya
Pin Code
792996
Phone Number
When was the museum established?
1973
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Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The Wankhar Entomology Museum houses an outstanding collection of certain large species of moths, butterflies, beetles, centipedes, millipedes, and tarantulas. This museum is run by Mrs. Wankhar, daughter of the Bengali entomologist Dr. S. Sarkar, who passionately began collecting the specimens from different countries. 

Photography
Yes
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
No
Locker room
No
Parking
No
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
Yes
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
Yes
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
Private Organization
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Werwina
Last Name
Wankhar
Mobile no.
What is the average duration to see the museum?
1-2 hours
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
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Display of colourful butterflies at the Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Display of colourful butterflies at the Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Beetle display at the Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Display of various insects, featuring a new species of beetle discovered by none other than Dr. Sarkar himself!
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Butterfly display at Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Butterfly display at Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Display of colourful butterflies at the Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Display of colourful butterflies at the Wankhar Entomology Museum
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Dr. Sarkar and his daughter, Mrs. Wankhar
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The galleries of the museum house diverse exhibits of insects, most of which have been collectec by Dr. Sarkar
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Adult: ₹50
Student: ₹30
Foreigner: ₹100

Videography:₹ ₹600
Photography: ₹10.
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
11:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:00 p.m.