Goa State Museum
The Goa State Museum was started in 1973 in a small Archeology & Museum unit in the Department of Archives and shifted to the present museum complex in Pato in 1996. The complex houses about twelve galleries that exhibit stone & bronze sculptures, statues of various Christian saints, terracotta objects from the Indus valley civilization, musical instruments, coins & currency notes, freedom struggle photographs, paintings, furniture, etc.
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The Archaeological Museum & Portrait Gallery
Inaugurated in 1964, The Archaeological Museum & Portrait Gallery is located in Old Goa and attracts every tourist who loves to delve deep into local history. The museum categorizes exhibits into eight separate galleries highlighting collections dating back nearly 2,000 years back. Main exhibits include paleolithic tools, ceramic, coins, bronze, stone, & woodenware, sculptures from the Chalukyan era, portraits and ancient maps.
The Museum Of Christian Art
The Museum of Christian Art is one of its kind with displays mainly concentrating on exhibits discovered at Portuguese churches and private contributions made by families. Depicting the Indo-Portuguese cultural art traveled over the years, the museum’s main aim is to preserve Goa Portuguese heritage for future generations to come and to develop a liking among the Goans towards their rich history. Sacred art objects created by Hindu art sculptors form the main attraction of the museum.
The Naval Aviation Museum
The Naval Aviation Musuem located at Dabolim in Goa is dedicated to the Naval Aviation history of India with displays including historic weaponry, aircrafts, photographs, sensors & safety equipment and artifacts related to Goa’s freedom struggle. It is divided into two departments, an outdoor exhibit, and indoor galleries with a separate multimedia section for kids. The second largest Naval Aviation Museum in India, portraying India’s naval strength and its rich history, the museum complex overlooks the picturesque Bogmalo beach making it popular among tourists.
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The Houses of Goa Museum
The Houses of Goa Museum can be visited by those interested in traditional Goan architecture but with a twist. The building complex is built in the shape of a ship with highlights including various artifacts resulting in the evolution of architecture in Goa. Prominent among these include huge door keys, wooden panels, different building materials, and a slideshow presentation about the same.
Museum of Goa, Daman and Diu
Situated within Panaji, the Museum of Goa, Daman & Diu devotes itself towards the archaeology in Goa and surrounding areas of Daman & Diu. It features textiles, sculptures, antiquities, Hindu artifacts, ivory carvings, and manuscripts.
Calizz Museum is a private collection of Laxmikant Prabhakar Kudchadkar where he has tried to recreate Goan history viz. Portuguese and Pre-Portuguese by renovating old Goan homes. Each house is decorated with utensils, antiques, furniture and household ware particular to the era which it belonged. Careful distinction has been made between typical Hindu homes and Goan-Portuguese style of architecture.
The Big Foot Art Gallery and Handicrafts Centre
Kerkar Art Complex
The Art Chamber / Galeria de Belas Artes