Archaeological museum goa - india

Archaeological Museum - Goa

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Established in 1964 and reorganized in 1981–82, Archaeological museum is one of the most important museums of Goa. Housed in the convent portions of the church of St. Francis of Assisi, the museum comprises of 8 galleries that displays the antiquities including the objects from the pre-historic and the early historic period of the late Medieval period. The collection at the museum mostly includes portrait paintings of governors and viceroys, wooden sculptures, pillars, capitals, postal stamps likewise many other objects which belong to the Portuguese period in Goa.

The portrait displayed at the museum are showcased with both natural and artificial lights. Apart from that, there are pedestals used for displayed the heavy stone and wooden oriented objects. Apart from that, Luis Vaz de Camees, Vishnu with ten incarnation, Surya, Gajalakshmi, wooden sculpture of John the Baptist, ivory sculptures of Jesus Crucification, bronze statue of Albuquerques (first governor of Goa), hero stone, sati stone, Persian and Arabic inscription, portrait paintings of Vasco da Gama, Com Joa de Castro, Portuguese arms like rifle, swords, daggers, etc. are some interesting things that are displayed at the museum.

A lot of tourist visits the museum while exploring the amazing aspects in Goa. The museum remains open from 10 am to 5pm on all the days except on Fridays. Entry free is just Rs 5 along with free entry for the children below 15 years.

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