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Address: St. Thomas Church Building, Diu, India
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St. Thomas' Church now houses a collection of Catholic statues.

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Odd collection.

The people running this seemed keen to persude us to take off our shoes before we entered. I know its a cultural thing, but its only a museum! Strange collection of carved wooden... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Retford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The people running this seemed keen to persude us to take off our shoes before we entered. I know its a cultural thing, but its only a museum! Strange collection of carved wooden saints in an interesting building.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Diu Museum is very close to the St. Paul's Church and advertised as one of the most prominent tourist locations of Diu. Reaching there revealed that the St. Thomas Church was converted into a museum in 1992 and wooden artifacts inside are over 400 years old. So far, so good. It's not always you get to witness historic artifacts of... More 

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Thank Soumyajit_DM
Mumbai, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A relic which has not been maintained in time. Though located on a hill & along a very characteristic pavered Street running all along the church , it fails to draw the crowd as it is musty & dark. It can certainly do with some renovation.

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Thank Malav89
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please do not visit the museum if you are short of time . It is very poorly maintained . The only good point is the beautiful landscape . The museum per se can be easily skipped .

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Thank prachi j
Kolkata, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't know why it is called a museum. Noting to see other than some statues of Saints. No Toilet facility. When asked to staffs they replied, there is no water for last 3 days we also facing problem during nature call. Really its a miserable.

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Thank Abhijit_284
bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The museum has statues of several Portuguese rulers. Nor very big by any standards. There is a water fountain opposite the church. It an ancient structure

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Thank sudeep912
Faridabad, Haryana, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

It is very close to Saint Paul's Church and you may or may not go. If you have a time crunch then you can skip this place. There's lots of old Portuguese architecture which may be of some interest for art and architecture seekers.

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Thank Ashish0704
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is an old church which has been now converted into a museum. It has a small collection of antiques, nothing too interesting. But if you have time do visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Actually this is not a museum. It has got done collection of some small statue of saints like saint Paul. It does not show case the history or culture of Diu.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It has the stone statues of many saints and it's well preserved. There is mass conducted every Monday at 6.30 pm. Before the mass the is rosary which begins at 6.15 pm.

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