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“Interesting small museum”
Review of Goa - Chitra

Goa - Chitra
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Private Tour: Braganza House, Goa Chitra Museum, Palacio Do Deao and Ancestral...
Ranked #7 of 20 things to do in Salcette
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Mumbai, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting small museum”
Reviewed 3 June 2016

A small museum off the beaten track. We went as it was offered by the hotel we stayed in as part of their free tours. A private museum, we went with no expectations. And it turned out quite interesting.

A collection of 'wheel' based transport through the ages was fun to see and interesting to see the development over the centuries.

The old Goa history collection was also quite extensive... an old confession booth, a bishop's chair, an old 'ghani' bullock oil press and many more such antiques.

Small but worth a visit. Really appreciate the collector and his passion!

Visited May 2016
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Surat, India
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596 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Amazing place ”
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Goa-chitra is very good place. Work in progress but nice place. Very good collection and good facility. Must visit once.

Visited April 2016
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Newdelhi india
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 863 helpful votes
“Old Goan Picture”
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Goa Chitra Museum is located in Benaulim & is a work in progress starting from 200 items displayed to more the 4000 now.It is a small museum with an entrance fee of RS 100 which can be gone through in about 2 hours.There is not a museum with much fanfare & visit it only if you are interested in knowing about the development of Goa in the fields of farming-tools & methods of farming,various modes of transportation & their evolution over times.

I found the exhibit of some well known painters putting on their canvases the Goan scenes.The various occupations indulged in by the people in the rural areas like basket making,milk churning activities implements etc & also some which are not being used today.

Visited February 2016
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Kingston, Australia
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A magnificant collection of old Goan artifacts”
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This museum was a real find, just a few kilometers inland from Benaulim beach. It began as a man's personal collection of carriages, furniture, tools and implements from the Goan past and is continually expanding. The items have been beautifully restored.
The two of us had a very knowlegable personal guide for the tour which took around two hours and cost only 300 rupees each.
Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2016
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Organise a tour with the museums founder!”
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is absolutely interesting, telling you about goan lifestyle. Ask to meet the founder, Victor Hugo, and try to join him on a one-day-tour totally off the beaten tracks! He has so many stories to tell about how life used to be in goa, and how it changed.

Visited January 2016
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