Goa - Chitra

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Goa - Chitra
4.5
from ₹11,042.46
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The museum offers an evolving environment of traditional artefacts that provides an experimental context for investigating material culture, re-thinking process and practice, and developing new collaborative approaches. The Goa Chitra museum offers an evolving environment of living installations, public studios, and materials that provides an experimental context for investigating material culture, re-thinking process and practice, and developing new collaborative approaches. Goa Chitra is an active participant and an exceptional place for rethinking things in everyday and extraordinary life. Collection: The ethnographic museum displays over 4000 exhibits which were collected by one man over 25 years. The museum showcases the material culture of Goan's before electricity era and every implement is substantiated with researched documentation that dates back to hundreds of years of evolved wizen.
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Gaurav Verma
Ahmedabad, India223 contributions
A peep in to past
Feb 2021 • Solo
Loved this place for type of collection. This is a private museum offering guided tours. They have 3 parts inside u can choose to see any of ur choice and pay accordingly. Full tour is 300 rs per person.
One hour is enough if its not crowded. There is a wheel and cart museum, another is about goan history and 3rd is utensils and agree tools.
Written 22 February 2021
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Peter H
Leicester, UK124 contributions
a step into the past
Dec 2019
Visited as part of an organised tour...a step back into time...so many things collected from many locations giving an insight into the development of Goa. It was a fascinating time...would have liked more..staff were polite & keen to show you the history of the area....it has to be said this man has a passion that is almost to the extreme limited only by the funds they have to preserve artifacts found or donated to his cause....well worth the time to visit & take a peek into the ares history...that would have been lost forever without the efforts of Victor Hugo Gomes....Excellent
Written 5 March 2020
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ghoomboom
New Delhi, India107 contributions
Private Collection of old artefacts
Feb 2020
This museum in South Goa is a private collection of an individual by the name of Victor Huge Gomez. The entry fee is exorbitantly high as compared to other government museums (Rs 300). A guide takes you through the museum. There are three sections of the museum and all these are exhibition of collection of old artefacts by the owner. The artefacts not only concern the old Goan life but also at other places in India. These are mainly pottery, local tools, household items, horse-carts, palanquins, musical instruments and many other items. One will have to weigh the visit of the museum vis-a-vis the price of the entry ticket. Not many people visit this but one has to make his own call.
Written 23 February 2020
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2torontotraveller
Toronto, Canada1,956 contributions
Benaulim Ethnographic Museum
Jan 2020
We visited Goa-Chitra,as part of a shore excursion from our cruise ship that was located in Vasco da Gama. This museum was founded in 2010. It was about an hour's drive to get this museum from our ship as the museum is located in Benaulim.

When we arrived the founder, artist-curator-restorer Victor-Hugo Gomes introduced us to the concept and the idea behind this museum. Goa Chitra's collection includes local carriages, carts, pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, furniture and other memorabilia. It also showcases an organic farm which is used to cultivate various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice—all staples of the Goa area. We were shown around the museum by a tour guide. The museum contains also contains a gift shop that sells products made by local artisans.

As this museum is based on the personal collection of Victor-Hugo Gomes, and contains over 4000 items, it reminded me of the antique section of farmer's markets in Canada. It was interesting to see the agricultural tools of coastal western India.
Written 2 February 2020
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Suresh A
Mumbai, India19 contributions
A fabulous hidden Jewel
Jan 2020
This is one of the best personal collections museum I have ever seen. Well conceptualised, creative execution, precise and pertinent and well exhibited with a theme. The guides are also passionate about the place and do a great job. Congrats and salute to Victor Hugo Gomes for this fabulous creation through his own efforts, investment and perseverance. A man with a vision and passion. He is all set to create many more such museums. Best wishes
A.V.Suresh ( visited on 18 January 2020)
Written 24 January 2020
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Rajiv R
Dallas, TX16 contributions
Fantastic private museum - MUST SEE
Jan 2020 • Family
Kudos to Mr. Victor for amassing a private collection of Goan and Indian antiquities.

It is obvious it is a labor of love and passion. This is out of the way in South Goa near Colva beach.

It is wonderful stop for kids who are a bit older perhaps 8th Class and above who are academically inclined.

Don’t take kids below 10. Don’t touch stuff .
Written 4 January 2020
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Murali_BLR
Bengaluru, India52 contributions
Goa Chitra Museum
Oct 2019 • Family
Very well maintained and the efforts is seen in each article. The guide was very good and patient and explained neatly. Overall a good informative place.
Written 7 October 2019
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Gautam B
Panjim, India135 contributions
You Will Love It, If You Have The Taste For It.
Aug 2019
So far this is this is one of the best museum's that i have seen. I have been here thrice and have loved it every time. Over the years they have been able to maintain it well my,compliments to Victor for this.
They have now made three small differentiation, one is the museum of wheels, the other holds Portuguese artifacts and the last one has Goan artifacts.
They have also tried to explain the artifacts with descriptions wherever possible.
The setup of the museum is in a beautifully house, which has its own water harvesting.
The staff is warm and welcoming, the guided tour is very informative.
The rooms are literally crammed with artifacts, and if you have have a liking for how things used to work in the old world then this is the place for you.
I have lost count of time all three times i visited.
I read a few posts that say that the entry fees are high. My take is looking at what and the way the artifacts are maintained, and knowing that it is private museum, i think the fee is well worth it.
More over i have learnt that the management take in the school children at discounted prices.
If you have the liking and time this is a must see place.
My best wishes to the Management and lots of luck.
Written 23 August 2019
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Moespots
Whistler, Canada5 contributions
Goa during monsoon
Jul 2019 • Family
This was an amazing place to visit. Totally packed with great historical exhibits.
Really informative tour guides.
We would highly recommend this hidden away gem of a museum.
Written 8 July 2019
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Radhakrishna Mallya
49 contributions
DOWN MEMORY LANE
Feb 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful experience to visit this 3 in one museum.. strating witht the carriages section, one gets to see so many varities of them. From diffefrent states and for different uses, one can visulise life in those days. Some palanquins also can be seen. You then get to see different sections where they have pottery, baskets and weaving, barbers shop and so on. Next you get to see implenets used in various vocations, agriculture being prominent. The thridsection was one with ancient artifacts , clocks, table ware, medical equiplents, furniture etc. Guided tour is there and one needs to pay Rs.300 per head as entrance charges. It was fully worth and I spent about 75 minutes there... one can spend a bit more if one plans accordingly as theres so much to see and relish.
Written 17 February 2019
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