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Address: St. John the Baptist Church Road | Mondo-Waddo, Benaulim, 403716 , India
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+91 832 657 0877
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

The museum offers an evolving environment of traditional artefacts that...

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.

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Fascinating Museum of Goa's Past

An incredible find in Goa was this ethonographic museum of implements used in Goa's past. The collection is immense and the time necessary to absorb it all is at least 2-3 hours... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An incredible find in Goa was this ethonographic museum of implements used in Goa's past. The collection is immense and the time necessary to absorb it all is at least 2-3 hours. The guides were excellent and imparted a great deal of information about the very large variety and number of implements and conveyances displayed. The collection was created by... More 

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Rovereto, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Very nice experience, to be seen!!! The staff are fantastic, Victor and your wife Aldina are a very perfect hosts, go see it!

Thank Marconder
Goa, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

First of all kudos to the owner of this museum... Painstakingly collection of items of an era gone bye... Amazing Indian wheel cart's section.. With carts from various states of our great country india.....And it's varied uses. Display of items past and present depicting the typical Goan way of life.. whether in home cooking, agriculture or fishing etc...A must visit... More 

1 Thank Sparkie09
Olympia, Washington
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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... More 

1 Thank SkykomishBob
Bengaluru, India
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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... More 

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...... More 

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... More 

1 Thank SPM02143
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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
Hong Kong, China
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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.

1 Thank Shahsona
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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... More 

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GoaChitra, Owner at Goa - Chitra, responded to this review

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... More 

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