Ever Living Museum
Museum / Gallery
At a distance of 10 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Ever Living Museum is a private museum located in Mawshbuit area of Shillong, Meghalaya. It is one of the most popular museums in Shillong and among the best places to visit in Shillong.
Established in 2015, the Ever Living Museum is a living testimony of one's love for nature, culture, tradition, and history. The Museum is owned and operated by retired Meghalaya government engineer Kyntiewbor War. It has three components - the main museum, stone museum and a garden. Set in a beautiful orchid garden, the Ever Living Museum is an ethnographic museum that houses objects of the Khasi, Jaintia, and Garo tribes.
The main museum, which is made of concrete, houses both ancient and contemporary weapons used by the tribes of Meghalaya. Besides, there is the joyous scope to discover musical instruments, which include drums, gongs, pipes, bamboo and iron mouth organs, concertina, and other string and bamboo instruments of Meghalaya. There are also cast iron kettles, curry-making pots and pressure cookers of yesteryears. One can also find ancient smoking pipes of the Garo, Khasi and Jaintia tribes.
In the handicrafts section, there are miniature baskets, fish traps and filters, all made of bamboo, along with the miniature tree huts of the Garo tribe and bamboo huts of the Khasi tribe. The museum also houses the ancient dresses and jewellery of the Khasi, Garo and Rabha tribes of Meghalaya. There is also Indian and Foreign coins and currency notes as well, dating back to several centuries.
Close to the main museum is the stone museum where 30 types of stones collected from different parts of Meghalaya which includes stone-age tools, sand-weathering rocks, granite and flint stones. Around the two museums is a garden where one can find nearly 100 varieties of orchids and wild flowers and around 25 varieties of ferns.
Timings: 11 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Good Friday, Easter & Christmas
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for Adults & Rs. 20 for Children