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Reviewed 2 February 2020

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.

Date of experience: January 2020
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vaishalibali, Marketing Partner at Goa Chitra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the four-star rating to Goa Chitra Museum. We really you taking out the time for reviewing us and sharing the essence of the collections so beautifully.

We look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 24 January 2020

This is one of the best personal collections museum I have ever seen. Well conceptualised, creative execution, precise and pertinent and well exhibited with a theme. The guides are also passionate about the place and do a great job. Congrats and salute to Victor Hugo Gomes for this fabulous creation through his own efforts, investment and perseverance. A man with a vision and passion. He is all set to create many more such museums. Best wishes
A.V.Suresh ( visited on 18 January 2020)

Date of experience: January 2020
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vaishalibali, Marketing Partner at Goa Chitra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Suresh,

Thank you so much for the five-star to Goa Chitra Museum. We really appreciate you taking out the time for reviewing your experience and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time.

Thank you for appreciating the efforts and passion of our Founder-Curator, Victor Hugo Gomes and our guides to share about the rich culture, history and ancestral wisdom of Goa and our country.

We certainly look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 4 January 2020

Kudos to Mr. Victor for amassing a private collection of Goan and Indian antiquities.

It is obvious it is a labor of love and passion. This is out of the way in South Goa near Colva beach.

It is wonderful stop for kids who are a bit older perhaps 8th Class and above who are academically inclined.

Don’t take kids below 10. Don’t touch stuff .

Date of experience: January 2020
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vaishalibali, Marketing Partner at Goa Chitra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you for the five-star rating to Goa Chitra Museum. We appreciate you taking out the time to review us and recommending us as a must-see.

Thank you for appreciating the efforts and dedication of our Founder-Curator, Victor Hugo Gomes to preserve the rich history of Goa and the country to enrich future generations.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 7 October 2019 via mobile

Very well maintained and the efforts is seen in each article. The guide was very good and patient and explained neatly. Overall a good informative place.

Date of experience: October 2019
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vaishalibali, Marketing Partner at Goa Chitra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for the five-star rating to Goa Chitra Museum. We really appreciate you taking out the time to review and recommend us as a must-see.

We are so glad that you loved your experience and commend our guide as well. We do hope to see you again sometime. Thank you.

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Reviewed 23 August 2019

So far this is this is one of the best museum's that i have seen. I have been here thrice and have loved it every time. Over the years they have been able to maintain it well my,compliments to Victor for this.
They have now made three small differentiation, one is the museum of wheels, the other holds Portuguese artifacts and the last one has Goan artifacts.
They have also tried to explain the artifacts with descriptions wherever possible.
The setup of the museum is in a beautifully house, which has its own water harvesting.
The staff is warm and welcoming, the guided tour is very informative.
The rooms are literally crammed with artifacts, and if you have have a liking for how things used to work in the old world then this is the place for you.
I have lost count of time all three times i visited.
I read a few posts that say that the entry fees are high. My take is looking at what and the way the artifacts are maintained, and knowing that it is private museum, i think the fee is well worth it.
More over i have learnt that the management take in the school children at discounted prices.
If you have the liking and time this is a must see place.
My best wishes to the Management and lots of luck.

Date of experience: August 2019
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vaishalibali, Marketing Partner at Goa Chitra Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2021

Dear Gautam Bhende,

Thank you so much for the five-star rating and detailed review of your visit to Goa Chitra Museum. It's so good to know that this was your third visit and we sure look forward to seeing you again.

Thank you for appreciating the efforts of our Founder-Curator, Victor Hugo Gomes and the entire team in preserving and maintaining every artefact displayed. Yes, we do get feedback that our entry fees are high, especially when it's compared to other Government-run museums. We are glad that you found the fees worthy of your time.

Children and students are our most important visitors because the museums were established with a vision to educate and enrich future generations into becoming self-sustained, take care of the environment and live a fully enriched life.

Thank you once again.

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