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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Aaheli20
Noida, India22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • 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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Gaurav Verma
Ahmedabad, India266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Vaishali B
Vaishali B
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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Suresh A
Mumbai, India31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Vaishali B
Vaishali B
Dear Suresh, Thank you so much for the five-star to Goa Chitra Museum. We really appreciate you taking out the time for reviewing your experience and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time. Thank you for appreciating the efforts and passion of our Founder-Curator, Victor Hugo Gomes and our guides to share about the rich culture, history and ancestral wisdom of Goa and our country. We certainly look forward to seeing you again!
Written 16 October 2021
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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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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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Nikhil Soni
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It's a private museum maintained by some local people. The guides are informed and helpful. They take you through three sections. Each of them has its own charm. You can take as many photos as you want but no flash allowed. They also have a souvenir shop but we didn't visit that. It took us about an hour to visit the whole museum. It was an hour well spent.
Written 15 November 2022
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Rakesh N
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
One of the hidden gems in Goa - The Goa Chitra Museum. Amazing private collection of Goan history by Victor Hugo. Place looks small from outside but didn't realise how the 2 hours flew with the detailed explanation from the guides. Not a place to be missed.
Written 16 November 2022
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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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Rajiv R
Dallas, TX15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Vaishali B
Vaishali B
Dear Guest, Thank you for the five-star rating to Goa Chitra Museum. We appreciate you taking out the time to review us and recommending us as a must-see. 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 look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written 16 October 2021
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Sushmita Biswas
Hyderabad, India98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • 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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