Goa - Chitra

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Goa - Chitra
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
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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vivek t
Dhamtari, India26 contributions
Worthless visit
Feb 2019 • Family
We visited with a thought to see about goa heritage. Chitra museum of decicting various kinds of wheels, chariots. But it was of pan india. Nothing more about goa. Owners effort is appreciable for collections, but it's not worthy to see after paying entry ticket of 300/- per head. May be good for foreigners but not for indians.
Written 10 February 2019
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arjunajb
Greater Noida, India349 contributions
Passion Pursuit Perseverance
Jan 2019 • Couples
Our first outing on arrival in Goa..was very fortunate to be welcomed by the Creator and Founder Victor, who briefed us and then handed us over to a very competent and charming guide, very well versed in her profession and also had a great sense of humour..this is a personal one man individual collection over 30 years and simply unbelievable..the display is very logically done..very impressive, educative and a must see for all visitors to Goa
Written 24 January 2019
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,279 contributions
Mix of Museum and Private Collection
Oct 2018 • Couples
Advertised primarily as a transport museum, this transport part is really a collection of human and animal drawn vehicles, There are no signs and without a guide, they are meaningless. The guide provided us with a personalized tour but it was bit rushed. Other parts of the collection/museum were more of a museum with ethnographic displays that were well documented and explained. nevertheless, this was an interesting and well-spent morning and we were pleased that we undertook it.
Written 19 January 2019
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BeccaC
11 contributions
Fascinating museum
Jan 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum has an impressive collection of items from Goa and all over India. The tour guide was knowledgeable and passionate. A must see if visiting Benaulim!
Written 14 January 2019
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vips
56 contributions
Nice bit of goan history but too costly
Jun 2018 • Family
Went with my family on 9 June..Goa chitra part was good and informative but Goa chakra part was not that good..keeping a cart from Rajasthan or any other state doesn't tell anything to us about Goa so Goa chakra part was a misnomer..and 300 rs for this museum is way too much..museum of Goa( mog) takes just 100 rs and is way better than Goa chitra..
Written 14 June 2018
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Rosalynde J
Llanfairfechan, UK254 contributions
Quite a Gem!
Feb 2018 • Couples
We have visited Goa many times and were unaware of this little gem until our recent visit. The museum is small but beautifully laid out and crammed with interesting artefacts. There are two sections, one dedicated to the ‘wheel’ which as its title suggests is primarily focussed on transport. There are many examples of carts and palanquins from all over India. The other section is more concerned with objects of everyday life notably kitchen tools and distillery processes, printing and lighting. The guided tour which is included in the entry fee is a delight and helps to bring the objects to life. Well worth a visit!
Written 25 February 2018
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AlbP89
Liverpool, UK97 contributions
A surprising Gem in the heart of Benaulim
Jan 2018 • Solo
So glad I visited after a recommendation. This Museum is small, but the personal tour included in the price of R300 makes it wonderfully enlightening.
There are 2 sections: the first is the Transport Museum with interesting or ornate carriages and carts which were built and uses around India, from decorative marriage palanquins to carved Rajasthani gypsy vehicles.

The second Ethnographic Museum, demonstrates the traditions of Goan life and village industries. Utensils and artefacts used eg for fishing, farming, printing, tailoring etc.

My ancestors came from Goa, so it was relevant as part of my history. I would recommend this to anyone interested in people's and different cultures as a well presented and fascinating overview of Goan identity.
Written 6 February 2018
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Meena A
42 contributions
An off beat private collector's museum.
Jan 2018 • Couples
Located in Benaulim : it is a must visit in case you happen to stay in Benaulim or close by in south goa. Very good collection of old carts/ carriages/ modes of transports/ palanquins in Chakra museum and wonderful glimpses of pottery/ furniture /kitchen vessals/ tools etc. used in old goan homes in Chitra museum are a definite worth a visit. Being run by collector himself and his enthusiasm in interacting with visitors adds to its charm.
Written 3 February 2018
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SridharSathnur
Bengaluru, India55 contributions
Great artifacts on show
Dec 2017 • Family
Tucked away in Benaulim is the Goa Chitra Museum. It has a fine collection of horse carriages, ancient carts, pottery, tools, some musical instruments, palanquins across different times. It is quite a large place and the artifacts are quite varied.
There is an entrance fee of Rs. 300 per head. You are accompanied by a guide who patiently walks you through the place. The place has ample parking and is easily located using Google maps. This should be on your itinerary if you are visiting South Goa.
Written 1 January 2018
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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,214 contributions
A Place of Arts & Crafts from a Bygone Era
Dec 2017 • Friends
This was an interesting visit and being welcomed by the owner and who's life work it is made the visit very worthwhile.
The buildings are full of either originals or replicas of a bygone era. These included transport modes as well as various arts and crafts being displayed. The entertainment whilst drinking coconut milk was a four piece jazz band who played very well.
This place is well worth a visit.
Written 28 December 2017
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