Goa Chitra Museum
Goa Chitra Museum
4.5
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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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Goa Chitra, founded & curated by Victor Hugo Gomes, is a conglomerate of three museums spread across 1,17,000 sq. meters in Benaulim, South Goa. It is one man’s collection of over 40,000 artefacts and dedication of more than 30 years as a tribute to his ancestors and their way of life using age-old wisdom passed down through generations. Goa Chitra Museum is the flagship ethnographic museum, opened in 2009. It is a unique collection of over 4,000 artefacts related to traditional farming implements and other ancient tools of the trade. Goa Chakra Museum is a transportation museum that is the first of its kind in India, opened in 2014. It displays ancient modes of transportation from all over India that reveals the progressive history of success in the modern industrial age through the wheel. Goa Cruti Museum, opened in 2016, is a collection based on Goa’s colonial past that showcases the various aspects of the fast-fading rich culture of Goa.
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Aaheli20
Noida, India22 contributions
Friends
The collections are wonderful but all exhibited items are not labelled.
Few items are self explanatory but from where they have been collected and the history behind it isn’t well captured.

They charge 300/- for the tour but the experience it offers isn’t value for money.

The guide has explained all the sections well but we felt information was limited. In a less known museum like this a story telling is important which we didn’t like atall. Movie references for explanation is fine but overtly doing that didn’t give us a nice trip overall.
Written 28 August 2022
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Siddhesh Garg
Mumbai, India140 contributions
Curated by a Goan art historian, Victor Gomes, ‘Goa Chitra Museum’ is a must-visit on a lazy afternoon. Studded with artefacts and trinkets from across the Indian peninsula, the museum is divided into three sub-museums that teleport you from the pre-colonial Hindustan lifestyle to the Portuguese-helmed heritage. Taking a 45-minute guided tour (300 INR and worth it) enlightens you about the ancient farming tools at the Goa Chitra Museum (the first sub-museum), India's first-of-its-kind vehicles of different eras at the Goa Chakra Museum (the second sub-museum), and the historic Goan culture at the Goa Cruti Museum (the third and final sub-museum).

My Tip:
Ask for a tour from one of their resident guides, Sushant. He is very passionate about shedding more light on Victor's vision and the museum. His aura is very heartwarming and he made my visit worth noting.

Best,
SID
Written 28 August 2022
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Sushmita Biswas
Hyderabad, India74 contributions
Family
It’s an incredible accumulation of things of past and present.
Wide range… carts, wheels, vessels, containers, office supplies and equipments, and many many categories.
The guide Gladys was very informative and elaborate.
Suggestion: the information shared about the articles should be displayed too along with the article. This will add authenticity to the museum.

Good job.
Written 3 August 2022
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Sandip
Mumbai, India303 contributions
We were staying nearby and chanced upon this place. The owner - Mr. Victor Hugo Gomes himself gave a brief introduction of the Museum . Approx. visit duration is ~ 2 hours. I was amazed to see such a widespread and rare collection dating back to several past years. We got a dedicated Tour Guide who explained on the 3 main sections of the Museum. The museum has a fair share of Local Goan History as well as from across the country specially of pre-Independence day era. The artefacts primarily covered the Transportation aspects as well as included the day-day chores not limited to the Cooking aspects, sanitization, eating habits, medical needs, recreational facilities, communication protocols, armory, fishery, plantation and agricultural aspects. They also had a Cafe but was closed due to renovation work as well as due to Covid. Think they should start that and have Light refreshments to offer . Was astonished to understand from Mr. Gomes that this was just 10% of his personal collection and wherever possible all these artefacts have been restored . Located quite close to the Colva Beach , tickets are priced at 300 each and is suitable for all age groups. It was truly a fascinating experience and to dwell into the rich history of Goa was quite enlightening..
Written 14 November 2021
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JoshlineC
Viti Levu, Fiji63 contributions
Couples
Lovingly curated by Victor Hugo Gomes over many years, this small museum showcasing Goa's agriculture, Portuguese living, and India wide transport, is short and sweet.

The joy is talking with Victor who describes his 30-year+ odyssey to collect, catalogue, and display the unique items and the travails of destructive cyclones, false promise politicians, and the apathy of Goans taken in by shallow tourism.

The Caine Family from Fiji love visiting museums, and we're really glad to have met a true Goan in Victor.
Written 7 November 2021
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Dear Joshline, Thank you so much for the five-star rating and review. We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience visiting Goa Chitra and appreciate the efforts and dedication of our founder-curator, Victor Hugo Gomes in bringing the true essence of Goa to the shore and making it accessible to all generations. Thank you once again and we surely look forward to seeing you again.
Written 9 November 2021
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Gopal C
Pune, India5 contributions
Couples
A must visit place. The collection is very nicely curated and tells an interesting story of old times.
Written 31 October 2021
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Dear Guest, you for the five-star rating and detailed review of your visit to the Goa Chitra Museum. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time and recommend us. We certainly look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 4 November 2021
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Devyani N
Saharanpur, India9 contributions
Friends
Feel truly lucky to have gone to this museum(s), and witnessed the massive collection, that teaches one so much about Goa's history, culture and social systems. The museum guide was wonderful and had many interesting stories. It was also such a delight to talk with Mr Victor Gomes, the founder and curator of the museum, the man behind the collection. Just within a 15 minute conversation, Victor amazed us with his unique insight and perspective into the need of cultural documentation and preservation of traditional knowledge systems.
Would definitely recommend Goa Chitra to everyone interested in knowing and exploring beyond Goa's beaches.
Written 3 September 2021
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Dear Guest, Thank you for the five-star rating and detailed review of your visit to the Goa Chitra Museum. We are so glad that you had a wonderful time and recommend us. Thank you for appreciating the efforts of our Founder, Victor Hugo Gomes to help preserve our rich history to enrich future generations and make our ancestral wisdom accessible to everyone. We certainly look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 16 October 2021
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Gaurav Verma
Ahmedabad, India256 contributions
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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Dear Guest, thank you for the four-star rating and review of your visit to Goa Chitra Museum. We really appreciate you taking out the time to share your feedback and we are glad that you loved the collection at the museum. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 16 October 2021
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Peter H
Leicester, UK123 contributions
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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Dear Peter, thank you so much for the five-star rating and the review. Thank you for appreciating the efforts and dedication of our Founder-Curator, Victor Hugo Gomes to preserve the rich history of Goa and the country to enrich future generations. We are so glad that you had a fascinating time and found It worth your time. We certainly look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 16 October 2021
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ghoomboom
New Delhi, India107 contributions
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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Dear Guest, thank you for the four-star rating to Goa Chitra Museum. We appreciate you taking out the time to review your experience and we regret that you found the entry fee high, as compared to the government museums. Goa Chitra is a conglomerate of three museums with over 40,000 artefacts and it's a self-funded and privately managed project with a team that's dedicated to preserving the rich history of Goa and our country. Your entry fee only encourages and enables us to continue on this path through restoring and maintaining the objects. We do look forward to seeing you again!
Written 16 October 2021
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