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“Interesting but Guide Overwhelming”
Review of Goa - Chitra

Goa - Chitra
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Private Tour: Braganza House, Goa Chitra Museum, Palacio Do Deao and Ancestral...
Ranked #5 of 16 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.
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is well worth a visit, but I hope you get a guide whose English isn't monotone. The sweet young woman who guided us couldn't even be understood by the Indian Guide who brought us here. And she was tone deaf as bar stool when it came to gauging our interest in learning less about anything. She had her set piece to deliver about each item and even though we were wandering ahead, she had to go through it. Had we been prepared to be assertive about what we wanted to see and know, it would have made this a much more enjoyable experience for us.

As it was, it is a terrific museum with lots of interesting items, which were well understood by our guide, near as we could tell, and most of them in very good condition. As it was we still learned a lot about earlier lifestyles and the trappings involved, although we were totally exhausted after nearly two hours of trying to make sense of what the lovely young woman was going on about.

Do visit, by all means, but be prepared.

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Nice collection of different time period tongas and bullock carts. Well maintained and the guide explained every antique piece in a simple way. There were two museums within the museum, one was the Goa Chakra museum that has antique carts and the other one is Goa Chitra museum that consists of different agricultural equipments, cooking equipments and many more that was used years back.

The guide was really sweet and explained everything in detail.

Highly recommended to visit!!

1  Thank PonnuSubramanian
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Goa is kinda poor for history, and this museum is smth! We were impressed by the collections and the guide.
Museum. Several collections: transport, pottery, agricultural things and so on.
Guide. She knows a lot, besides, she has an answer for every our question.
And a tip: go by feet! Yes, it's far, but you can see so much interesting... For example, we saw tiny furniture plant, where everything is made by hands, we saw a tree with unknown fruirts and a girl, who lived in that house, gave us a present some of them. After cleaning.

1  Thank Lyudmyla Y
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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

2  Thank VinitaChhatwani
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