Goa State Museum

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    Location: Adil Shah Palace, Avenida Dom João de Castro, Patto Colony, Panaji, Goa 403521, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1 to 2 hours

    Phone number not available

    Situated in Panaji, under the state of Goa, India the Goa state museum is also known as the State Archaeology Museum. The state of Goa has a rich history and cultural tradition. And the state museum Of Goa exhibits the ancient history and cultural traditions It also exhibits archaeology, art and craft, and geology thematically. Here you will also find some other interesting collections. This museum has great significance and is a must-visit place in Gao. Every year a good number of people come to visit this place from different places of the world. Visiting this marvelous museum will be a great experience for you. So, whenever you are traveling to Goa, don’t miss this place.



    The Goa State Museum has a large collection of sculptures, art, history, wooden objects, carvings, bronzes, paintings, manuscripts, rare coins, and anthropology. Which you may not find in any other museum. The museum has about 8,000 artifacts representing all regions of India and 645 objects which are borrowed from the Institute Menezes Braganza Art Gallery and the Kala Academy. It does not just give you pleasure but also lots of knowledge. If you love to visit museums you must go there. You will have a beautiful time.


    In 1973 the museum was created as an Archeology museum unit of the Department of Archives in Goa. On 29 September 1977, a small museum was opened in a rented building and on 18 June 1996 a new complex for the museum was built and it was formally inaugurated by the President of India. The museum provides information about the history, tradition, and culture of Goa. It shows different aspects of the city.

    Inside/Outside Views

    _Goa State Museum inside view

    The Goa State Museum has fourteen galleries in total. All galleries show different collections and they are arranged thematically. The galleries of the museum are:

    1. Sculpture Gallery
    2. Christian Art Gallery
    3. Printing History Gallery
    4.  Banerji Art Gallery
    5. Religious Expression Gallery
    6. Cultural Anthropology
    7. Contemporary Art Gallery
    8. Numismatics Gallery
    9.  Goa’s Freedom Struggle Gallery
    10.  Menezes Braganza Gallery
    11. Furniture Gallery
    12.  Natural Heritage of Goa Gallery 
    13. Environment & Development Gallery and 
    14. Geology Gallery

    Opening Hours

    The  Goa State Museum is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, And Friday. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday. It opens at 10 am and closes at 5:30 pm.

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is required to visit Goa State Museum. It is free for all.

    How to Reach

    By air: The nearest airport to the Goa State Museum is Dabolim airport. It is located at a distance of 26.1 km from the museum. This museum is well connected with the other major cities of India and it has international flights also. To reach the museum from the airport you need to hire a taxi or a cab. Which are available at the airport.

    By train: Located at a distance of12.6 km from the Goa State Museum, the karma railway station is the nearest railway station to the museum. You will easily find local transport at the railway station. By hiring them you can reach your destination.

    Tips for Travellers

    You may carry a notepad, a pen, and a water bottle with you in a small bag. Must carry a photo ID card


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, there is no doubt about the safety of the place. For your convenience here is the local police station information:

    Location: Goa Velha, Goa 403402, India

    Google map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/syW5o2szmJBjgbh56

    Phone no: +91 832 228 5301

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in the Goa state museum. You can click pictures

    Of the artifacts but you can’t touch them.

    Que-03: Are toilets available in Goa State Museum for visitors?

    Yes, there you find toilets for men and women in the museum. Those are clean and well maintained. 

    Que-04: Is parking available at Goa State Museum?

    You will find parking outside the museum but not inside.

    Que-05: When is the best time to visit the State Museum of Goa?

    The Goa State Museum can be visited at any time of the year. But the perfect time to visit this museum is from the start of October to the end of March. During those months the atmosphere of the city remains pleasant and travel friendly.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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