Archaeological Museum of Goa

Velha Goa, GA - 403402

Type: History Museums
0832 228 5333
  • Narassima MS
    Narassima MS
  • Rahulraj Sharma
    Rahulraj Sharma
  • Ravi Krishnan
    Ravi Krishnan
  • Vivek Veeramani
    Vivek Veeramani
  • Sasidhar Reddy M
    Sasidhar Reddy M
  • Abdul Gaffar
    Abdul Gaffar

The Archaeological Museum of Goa, located in Old Goa, is a significant cultural institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich archaeological heritage of the state. Established in 1964, the museum is housed in the convent of St. Francis of Assisi, a historical building that dates back to the 17th century.

One of the main attractions of the Archaeological Museum of Goa is its extensive collection of artifacts, sculptures, and antiquities that span different periods of Goan history. The museum's exhibits cover various aspects of Goan archaeology, including prehistoric artifacts, medieval sculptures, Portuguese colonial relics, and Hindu and Jain sculptures dating back to the 4th century AD.

Visitors to the museum can explore galleries dedicated to different periods of Goan history, each showcasing artifacts and objects that provide insights into the region's cultural, religious, and architectural heritage. Highlights of the museum's collection include bronze statues of Hindu deities, intricately carved stone sculptures, Portuguese colonial-era furniture, and archaeological finds from ancient Goan settlements.

In addition to its permanent exhibits, the Archaeological Museum of Goa also hosts temporary exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs aimed at promoting awareness and appreciation of Goan archaeology and history. The museum's well-curated displays, informative panels, and audiovisual presentations offer visitors a comprehensive overview of the region's rich and diverse cultural heritage.

The Archaeological Museum of Goa is located in the heart of Old Goa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historical and architectural significance. It is easily accessible to visitors exploring the numerous churches, cathedrals, and monuments that dot the Old Goa landscape, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in learning about the region's fascinating past.

This is the only history museum listed in Velha Goa. There's also six attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Archaeological Museum of Goa on the map above. If you need any other information on Archaeological Museum of Goa that is not listed here, please call 0832 228 5333.

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