We visited Goa-Chitra,as part of a shore excursion from our cruise ship that was located in Vasco da Gama. This museum was founded in 2010. It was about an hour's drive to get this museum from our ship as the museum is located in Benaulim.
When we arrived the founder, artist-curator-restorer Victor-Hugo Gomes introduced us to the concept and the idea behind this museum. Goa Chitra's collection includes local carriages, carts, pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, furniture and other memorabilia. It also showcases an organic farm which is used to cultivate various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice—all staples of the Goa area. We were shown around the museum by a tour guide. The museum contains also contains a gift shop that sells products made by local artisans.
As this museum is based on the personal collection of Victor-Hugo Gomes, and contains over 4000 items, it reminded me of the antique section of farmer's markets in Canada. It was interesting to see the agricultural tools of coastal western India.