Goa Chitra Museum

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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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Murali_BLR
Bengaluru, India53 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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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for the five-star rating to Goa Chitra Museum. We really appreciate you taking out the time to review and recommend us as a must-see. We are so glad that you loved your experience and commend our guide as well. We do hope to see you again sometime. Thank you.
Written 16 October 2021
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Gautam B
Panjim, India146 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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Dear Gautam Bhende, Thank you so much for the five-star rating and detailed review of your visit to Goa Chitra Museum. It's so good to know that this was your third visit and we sure look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for appreciating the efforts of our Founder-Curator, Victor Hugo Gomes and the entire team in preserving and maintaining every artefact displayed. Yes, we do get feedback that our entry fees are high, especially when it's compared to other Government-run museums. We are glad that you found the fees worthy of your time. Children and students are our most important visitors because the museums were established with a vision to educate and enrich future generations into becoming self-sustained, take care of the environment and live a fully enriched life. Thank you once again.
Written 16 October 2021
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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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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. We certainly look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 17 October 2021
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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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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 17 October 2021
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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, India362 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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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 will certainly share your commendation with our colleagues. We certainly look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 17 October 2021
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Boyd J
Maleny, Australia1,297 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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Dear Guest, Thank you for the four-star rating and detailed review of your visit to the Goa Chitra Museum. We are so glad that you had an interesting time visiting the museum and for recommending us. We are sorry that you felt the tour was rushed and we will certainly look into improving the experience. We do hope that you will visit us again and give us an opportunity to better your experience. Thank you.
Written 17 October 2021
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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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Dear Guest, Thank you for the four-star rating and review of your visit to Goa Chitra Museum. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and recommend us as well. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 17 October 2021
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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, UK255 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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