Wankhar Entomology Museum is a specialized museum that displays a private collection of rare varieties of insects like butterflies, moths and beetles. Wankhar Entomology Museum located in Riatsamthiah, within Shillong city limits.
Wankhar Entomology Museum is said to be the only museum in India exclusively devoted to moths, butterflies and insects. The museum is owned by the famous Wankhar family of Shillong, which established the museum during 1930s. The museum is located in a ground floor of a private bunglow. Wankhar Entomology Museum has a vast collection of different species of butterflies, moths, rhinoceros beetles and other stick-insects of different patterns and colors.
Wankhar Entomology Museum is open from Monday to Friday during timings 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM and on Saturday during timings 10:30 AM - 1. 00 PM. An entry fee of INR 50 for Indians and INR 100 for foreigners is levied at the entrance. Visitors are charged INR 10 for every photo taken from their mobile or the camera.