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.