Goa Chitra Museum

Price Range

30 - 100.00

Reviews

4

Overview

Goa Chitra Museum is based in the former Portuguese colony of Goa. It is grounded on the coastal Goan village of Benaulim. It is run by the artist-curator-restorer Victor-Hugo Gomes. Goa Chitra's collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts, and palanquins from different points of the past. It also displays an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice in coastal areas of western India. Goa Chitra Museum delves into the culture of ancient Goa. Chitra Museum is an exceptional place for rethinking things in everyday life. The structure of the museum blends modern technologies with traditional materials and elements such as wood, stone, doors, windows, pillars, and railings that were salvaged by the designer from more than 300 traditional houses that were being demolished.

 

 

Why Visit Goa Chitra Museum?

The museum itself consists of three separate museums each committed to a piece of history of Goa Chitra, which plans the ethnographic heritage of Goa Chakra which archives the ancient modes of transportation, and Goa Kruti, a culmination of the arts of erstwhile Goa.
Archaeological Survey of India has stated Chitra Museum as the topmost contemporary museum in India.
It is believed that in the Chitra museum, one gets enlightened by the past knowledge of Goa.
It is the best opportunity to learn from the artisans who have so much knowledge in their niche.

 

 

Best Time To Visit

You can visit the place anytime. There's no time limit when visiting the museum. The time is between 9 am to 6 pm according to which one can visit the place at a suitable time.

 

 

Transportation Costs

Everyone while traveling to any place concerns regarding transportation and its costs. Three are usually three ways of transportation to reach Goa Chitra Museum. If you are at Goa International Airport it takes 25.5km to reach the museum within 42min.
From Dabolim Airport the distance to Goa Chitra Museum is 24km.
From Madgoan Railway Station the distance is 4km to the museum. One can reach the museum either though a taxi or bus.

 

 

Where To Eat?

After a long tiring day, one feels hungry, and for that, he searches for the best restaurants or cafes. It's all about the quality of food that matters. One need not worry about the price of the cuisine but the taste. There are many restaurants/cafes that are available 24/7 to serve their customers. Hotels like
Beleza By The Beach, Hoel Cosmique, etc provides tasty food to your table at reasonable prices. The charges may normally range from Rs 400 onwards.

 

 

Where To Stay?

Food is something that never fails to mouth water people and if we talk about Goa's food it enhances people's cravings.
Lotus Beach Resort, Baywatch Resort, Hotel Anthurium Circle are few of many restaurants that lie within 2.6km to 4km range. The rooms provided are couple friendly, for family and friends so there's no worry about where to stay. Beleza By The Beach, San Jaao Holiday Homes, Hoel Cosmique, etc is a few of the restaurants that provide excellent food cuisines to satisfy your hunger within your budget. On average they charge around Rs 1500- 7000 per night for the stays.

 

 

Money-Saving Tips

There's no doubt Goa is expensive but one can always try to avoid disbursing money extravagantly. No matter how rich you are one must always learn to spend wisely. There are several ways how you can save your pocket while traveling.
To eat is important but to eat intelligently is an art and a wise decision to make. You can try to order food only that you think would be enough for you to have. Avoid wasting food.
One can go for ordinary rooms to spend a night at Goa rather than booking expensive hotels.
Try to walk more and save your money than hiring a cab or a bus.
Avoid unnecessary shopping. Try to bargain only when you think the thing is worth bargaining for.

If you are looking to visit a place with its cultural heritage, Goa Chitra Museum is where you should visit. Come and apprehend the hue of Goa.

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Thursday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Friday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
  • Saturday : 09:00 am to 06:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Bus : It's a 46 min journey from Panaji to the museum. You can board a bus from Panaji bus stop and reach your destination.
  • By Cab : You can board a cab which charges Rs1,000 -1,300 and takes 32 min to drop you from Panaji to the museum.
  • By Flight : If you are at Goa International Airport it takes 25.5km to reach the museum within 42min. From Dabolim Airport the distance to Goa Chitra Museum is 24km.

 

Ticket Pricing

  • For Adults : Rs 100
  • For School Children : Rs 30
  • For College Students : Rs 50

Things TO Do


There are a lot of things one can do in the Chitra Museum and take part in different activities.

  • Workshops are held for school and college students which allows them to work, learn, and grow by working with the artisans.
  • Goa Chitra's collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts, and palanquins from different points of the past.
  • One can understand the importance of Goa's cultural heritage only when he learns from the basics. It also showcases an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice.
  • It is a beautifully designed museum that has a central courtyard that is occupied by displays and one can gaze at the water pond that has fishes living in it.

 

Address

Goa Chitra Museum, Pulvaddo, Benaulim, Goa, India

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Surya Kiran
Surya Kiran
10/05/2019 10:41
Great representation of utensils, wheels, etc from different eras. All products are in good condition and the team there were able to provide details of each item and how it was used. It brought back nostalgic memories for me. Daughter found it good as she hasn't seen them before. Thanking the owner for collecting the items and preserving the same. Well worth the visit. Be prepared to spend at least 2 hours here.
Ashwathi Menon
Ashwathi Menon
12/09/2019 12:53
Wonderfully maintained, and the guide was a delight. Don't be alarmed at the slightly high entry fee since it's a private collection, but it's absolutely worth it. Best way to spend the sunny hours of the day when the sun is scorching. Good for those who have an interest in antiques(the stables were my personal favourite).
Jithin K S
Jithin K S
01/13/2020 06:59
Nice museum . It's divided into three. It's ₹300/person if you want to see 3 museums and 150/person for single museum. Photography is allowed,no videography. Hindi and English guides are available. They will accompany you during the walk on complimentary service basis when we purchase the ticket. It's good why because apart from the beaches and churches is a different experience.
Gaurav Jadhav
Gaurav Jadhav
06/01/2020 23:23
Must visit place.. please visit once.. you'll definitely like it.
Manoj Bhadoria
Manoj Bhadoria
01/17/2020 14:43
It is a nice museum showing daily use stuff which our grand or great grand parents used. Museum tour includes a guide which explain everything during the visit. Ticket is bit on higher side (Rs 300 per head).

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FAQs

Goa Chitra Museum is based in the former Portuguese colony of Goa. It is grounded on the coastal Goan village of Benaulim. It is run by the artist-curator-restorer Victor-Hugo Gomes. Goa Chitra's collection includes examples of local pottery, farming tools, musical instruments, ancient carts, and palanquins from different points of the past. It also displays an organic farm for the cultivation of various vegetables, herbs, spices, sugarcane, and rice in coastal areas of western India.
Anyone while traveling to any place concerns regarding transportation and its costs. There are usually three ways of transportation to reach Goa Chitra Museum. If you are at Goa International Airport it takes 25.5km to reach the museum within 42min. From Dabolim Airport the distance to Goa Chitra Museum is 24km. From Madgoan Railway Station the distance is 4km to the museum. One can reach the museum either though a taxi or bus.
Yes. Food is something that never fails to mouth water people and if we talk about Goa's food it enhances people's cravings. Lotus Beach Resort, Baywatch Resort, Hotel Anthurium Circle are few of many restaurants that lie within 2.6km to 4km range. The rooms provided are couple friendly, for family and friends so there's no worry about where to stay. Beleza By The Beach, San Jaao Holiday Homes, Hoel Cosmique, etc is a few of the restaurants that provide excellent food cuisines to satisfy your hunger within your budget. On average they charge around Rs 1500- 7000 per night for the stays.
You can visit the place anytime. There's no time limit when visiting the museum. The time is between 9 am to 6 pm according to which one can visit the place at a suitable time.
Archaeological Survey of India has stated Chitra Museum as the topmost contemporary museum in India. It is believed that in the Chitra museum, one gets enlightened by the past knowledge of Goa. The museum itself consists of three separate museums each committed to a piece of history of Goa Chitra, which plans the ethnographic heritage of Goa Chakra which archives the ancient modes of transportation, and Goa Kruti, a culmination of the arts of erstwhile Goa.
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