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“Better than expected if you have any interest in ethnography ”
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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Fee: No
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.
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We were not sure what to expect from the Goa Chitra Museum and were prepared to be as bored as anyone with pile of old tools. In fact, it was an excellent experience in every respect. We were lucky to have a devoted and knowledgeable guide, who gave clear explanations about the origin and future plans for the museum project as well as about the various instruments, their uses and the era and location where they were found. You don't have to be an ethnographer to appreciate the museum but don't expect to be superfcially entertained. All you need is a fascination with how rural societies have found solutions to transportation, crop cultivation and harvesting, grain preparation and cooking. Definitely worth the travel time and hour or so-long tour.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Nice collection however entry tickets are highly priced. The best attraction is a 400 year old cart that weighs 8 ton and is made of granite wheels, unfortunately was not available for viewing as it had broken down, just got to see the wheels from the covering

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amazing and biggest collection of carts from various centuries and from different states. Extensive collection of earthenware, pottery, art and even legal and medical equipents from across the century. A privately owned and curated museum, a must visit.

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The website of this museum states there is no entry fee but when you reach at the location you are told that free entry has been discontinued and now you have to pay Rs. 300. It was quite annoying. I requested the guide present there to arrange for a call with the management to clarify the matter. After a couple of requests he dialed Victor's number who owns this private property.

Victor was made aware that their website that was last updated in 2009 still says that entry is free and that is the window available to public for getting right information, and presenting misleading or wrong information is an offence. Instead of apologising for the mistake he started criticising government for not supporting and aiding arts in the country.

I am not against entry fee but didn't like the attitude of the management. They must update the information related to entry charges on their official website to ensure the sanctity of the website and customer friendly attitude of the top management.

4  Thank jaideep k
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GoaChitra, Owner at Goa - Chitra, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2016

We have various types of people visiting Goa Chitra. We have had over 4 lakh visitors since 2009 ranging from young school children to youth, researchers, holiday tourist from all corners of the globe including celebrities like Mr. Gulzhar and Robert di Nero. Ever-so-often we get an odd person seeking to find favors using their own selfish interest to see the museum free.

For reasons better understood by them they quote a paragraph from our website which is misinterpreted only for the sole purpose of gaining free entry.

The following line from our website is understood that entry is free, “…The proposed museum hopes to allow free entry for all interested in viewing the museum in this hope it fulfills most of the objectives.”..

The word hopes is conveniently left out.

The last page of the Goa Chitra website it is clearly mentioned that the entry is at Rs 300/- and special discounts for groups.

On one such occasion a men throwing his weight around with our staff acting arrogant and assertive, barraging that we are in fact selling the museum under false pretext kept flashing his journalist prerogative to gain free entry.

The Goa Chitra management will like to go on record and state that the above mention review is out of selfish interest and personal spite for not encouraging such hoodlums who use their personal profession of a so called “Digital Journalist”, Mr. Jaideep K, to throw his weight around and intimidate young enthusiastic staff who are just doing their duty.

The museum in fact is free for all elders to visit on world elder’s days. School Students are given entry at Rs. 50 , college and PG students at Rs, 100 and all journalist and research scholars, artists, senior citizens are given special consideration on prior phone calls and appointments.

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

Unsure of the name heard of this private museum this place is 5kms odd from margoa ..but the treasures found here speaks the authenticity of the mission of the collector " To conserve and pass heritage to future generation" .Truly words cannot describe the heritage present here and their associated stories .The guide who came along this trip was quite impressive in the knowledge of the history of these items and her unique way of clearing our doubts has to be praised.Do not miss this point all the history fans of India

The entry for this museum is 300 ,however if you are taking any of the package tours you would be getting at INR200/person.

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