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

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
VinitaChhatwani
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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2 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Unsure of the name heard of this private museum this place is 5kms odd from margoa ..but the treasures found here speaks the authenticity of the mission of the collector " To conserve and pass heritage to future generation" .Truly words cannot describe the heritage present here and their associated stories .The guide who came along this trip was quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

A small museum off the beaten track. We went as it was offered by the hotel we stayed in as part of their free tours. A private museum, we went with no expectations. And it turned out quite interesting. A collection of 'wheel' based transport through the ages was fun to see and interesting to see the development over the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Goa-chitra is very good place. Work in progress but nice place. Very good collection and good facility. Must visit once.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Goa Chitra Museum is located in Benaulim & is a work in progress starting from 200 items displayed to more the 4000 now.It is a small museum with an entrance fee of RS 100 which can be gone through in about 2 hours.There is not a museum with much fanfare & visit it only if you are interested in knowing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

This museum was a real find, just a few kilometers inland from Benaulim beach. It began as a man's personal collection of carriages, furniture, tools and implements from the Goan past and is continually expanding. The items have been beautifully restored. The two of us had a very knowlegable personal guide for the tour which took around two hours and... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The museum is absolutely interesting, telling you about goan lifestyle. Ask to meet the founder, Victor Hugo, and try to join him on a one-day-tour totally off the beaten tracks! He has so many stories to tell about how life used to be in goa, and how it changed.

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