Goa Chitra Museum
Goa Chitra Museum
4.5
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
About
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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steve b
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We were on a way somewhere else when the taxi driver suggested stopping here. What a gem.
There are three separate parts, transport, farming and general household items gathered over the years. And an excellent tour guide who was knowledgeable and able to answer any questions.
Looking at the conditions the locals worked under, and their ingenuity to improve daily life was a marvel. Farming was back breaking manual, yet photos show smiling people.
The transport was both clever and intricate, adapting to local terrain.personally I thought the closed wedding carriages(must not be seen by anyone before the ceremony) was a harsh local custom. And cramped.
Household implements were clever, and I recognised versions of what we used in England.
Fascinating and Enjoyable
Written 5 March 2024
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Jade-travel
Frankfurt, Germany3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
You want to discovzr about the history of Goa ?
You have a private guide , and explenation. Very educational, you discover lot of things.
Written 29 December 2023
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Rod H
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Museum is filled with interesting pieces from bygone era. Guide was enthusiastic but moved thru the museum at a fast pace and we felt rushed Was part of a group and it was hot so most of us wanted to get out quickly anyways. However those interested in past machinery, household items carriages etc would find this to be a bit of an Aladdin's cave
Written 13 December 2023
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Rajesh M
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Artefacts from 400 years back from the portuguese era in Goa were nicely displayed - did kinds of transportation used by people, different kinds of daily utensils used by people reflected a lot in their living - 300 INR ticket per person - was a bit inside so cab is needed
Written 17 June 2023
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Jayanthi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Great museum. We felt exported to centuries back. Maintained very well. The lady guide, enthusiastically explained everything very nicely. It's worth the entry fee.
Written 17 June 2023
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India1,316 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
If you are in Madgaon, it is a must visit place.
This private depicts the Goan culture and tradition, holds enviable number of artifacts and collection
Written 10 June 2023
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Vinay G
Mumbai, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Amazing place. Awesome collection.
Charlette who explnd us the whole thing was excellent.
keep 1 hr for this place
Written 4 June 2023
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nikunj0402
Renfrew, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
We visited chitra museum with our daughters. Sushant our tour guide is an amazing person and his energy is commendable. He explained each and every details for everything displayed in museum.

This is a hidden gem in goa, way to the museum is also very beautiful. It gives great knowledge about goan history and people of goa.
Written 2 April 2023
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karmwatson
Gateshead, UK90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Lovely local museum split into three sections - personal guide room you through each , the first being wheels , so loads of animal drawn carriages and chests etc , then a section on work and office work and life under the Portuguese and third life in the fields and cooking and farming. The are busy building a new section on farm to table which should be good . Small gift shop of local produced art etc. if you go by taxi ask them to wait as it’s difficult to get taxi back - an hour is about enough unless you want to really take your time!
Written 7 March 2023
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Shreya Sircar
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Was a wonderful experience. A one person collection of 4000 items from the pre Portuguese era... very awe inspiring . A 45 mins well spent ... The guide Sushant was knowledgeable, patient with our questions and passionate about the place and each one of the items. A must go too ... Kudos to Victor Gomes !!!
Written 20 December 2022
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