District Museum, Jowai

Address
District Museum, District Library, Mynthong- 793150
City
State
Meghalaya
Pin Code
793150
Email
85banalm@gmail.com
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
2010
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

The District Museum in Jowai was established in 2010. It has a small collection which is ethnographic in nature, and includes dresses, ornaments, household items, and agricultural paraphernalia of the local people.

The museum is considered as one of the centres for studies into the history and culture of Meghalaya. It is a relatively small museum in terms of infrastructure but there has been a steady collection of artefacts since its inception.

The Directorate of Arts and Culture, Govt. of Meghalaya, Shillong, annually puts up advertisement for purchase of artefacts of historical relevance to the state. As the District Museum is run by the state government, the collection process needs approval of the Art Purchase Committee which consists of members drawn from various fields and government departments. This committee meets once every year to discuss various items that sellers bring for sale and either approves or rejects the proposals.

The museum also has a small gallery showcasing local artists. 

 

Photography
No
Videography
No
Cafeteria
No
Museum shop
No
Wheelchair friendly
No
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
No
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
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
State Government
Email
85banalm@gmail.com
Person-in-charge of the museum
Other
First Name
Banalari
Last Name
Lyngdoh Mawphlang
Mobile no.
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
Map your museum’s correct location on the map given below.
Is the museum currently closed?
No
Main Image for the museum
Entrance to the museum
Gallery Images
Image
Medium
Paper
Name of the Artifact
A section of the painting gallery
Image
Medium
Coral
Name of the Artifact
Paila: Necklace made of corals
Image
Medium
Paper
Name of the Artifact
Photograph of a Jaintia girl in traditional attire
Image
Medium
Wood
Name of the Artifact
A section of the main gallery
Image
Medium
Iron
Name of the Artifact
Khiew Larnai pottery
Entry Fee
Not Applicable
Getting there
By road from Shillong. Nearest public transport is available at Sumo/Indica/Maruti Swift stand at Bara Bazar, Shillong.
Opening Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Opening Time
10:00 a.m.
Closing Time
04:30 p.m.