Williamson Sangma State Museum

Museum Address
State Central Library Complex, IGP - 793001
City
State
Meghalaya
When was the museum established?
1976
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The Williamson Sangma State Museum is an ethnographic museum. It offers great insight into the history, lifestyle, culture, customs, and traditions of the three major matrilineal communities of the state of Meghalaya, namely the Khasis, the Jaintia/ Pnars, and the Garos/ Achik. It aims at promoting and preserving the indigenous practices, lifestyle, traditions, and heritage of these communities. The museum is a repository where ethnic tribal handicrafts, rare archaeological objects, plants, animals, and other vestiges of ancient Khasi culture have been preserved and displayed.

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
Yes
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
Yes
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
Yes
Any other facilities
Rentable spaces available.
Who manages the museum?
State Government
Reference Link
http://www.dbcic.org/museums-in-north-east-india#WILLIAMSON-SANGMA-STATE-MUSEUM
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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Entrance to the Williamson Sangma State Museum
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Entrance to the Williamson Sangma State Museum
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Swords and other weapons on display at the museum
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Woven cane and other types of fishing traps
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Wood carvings depicting the traditional activities of people of the Garo hills, Meghalaya
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Earthern pottery exhibit at the museum
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Tableau depicting a semi-urban life scene
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Inner gallery of the Williamson Sangma State Museum, with exhibits on traditional and folk dances of the region
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Model of a cotton field worker at the Williamson Sangma State Museum
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Earthern pottery used by the Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia tribals
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Paintings on display at the Williamson Sangma State Museum
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
Adults: ₹5
Kids below 10 yrs: ₹2
Students: ₹3
Institutional groups: ₹3

Mobile & DSLR: ₹10
Video: ₹250
Documentary: ₹3,000
Opening Days
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Public holidays
Other Information
Winters: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm; Summers: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm