Located adjoining a convent that is more than 700 years old, Santa Monica, Museum Of Christian Art has a fine collection of Christian artefacts belonging to the 16th century when Portuguese ruled the state of Goa. The exquisite Museum was founded in 1994 with the help of Archdiocese of Goa and was financed jointly by the Portuguese Association and Indian National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH).
Naval Aviation Museum was established in 1998 to exhibit the importance, functioning and the evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm. The museum has stunning outdoor and indoor exhibits where one can find decommissioned aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents and photographs.
Goa Chitra is a museum established in 2010 to exhibit the ancient Portuguese and Goan lifestyle and their traditions through a stunning collection of woodwork, metalwork, weapons, furniture, religious artefacts, etc. The museum actively conducts workshops and activities to share their knowledge about the traditions with the public. It has been titled by the Archaeological Survey of India as the topmost contemporary museum.
Goa Science Centre & Planetarium was established as a joint project of the state Department of Science, Technology & Environment and the National Council of Science Museums with the objective of making science exciting for the youth and inculcating a desire to learn the subject. The Science Centre expands over an area of 5 acres and also houses a Planetarium, a theatre for 3D shows and several scientific exhibits. Quite a few programs are also conducted to demonstrate scientific principles to the public.
Archaeological Museum has a splendid collection of artefacts belonging to prehistoric and late medieval era. The museum was once an ancient Franciscan Monastery. The Archaeological Survey of India founded the museum in 1964 but was recognised only after 1984. One can find an array of antiques including coins, statues, ivory and wood sculptures, paintings, portraits, maps, inscriptions, stonework, ceramics, etc.
San Thome Museum was established to exhibit the evolution of science and technology right from the time of Thomas Alva Edison. One can explore every aspect of technology used from the 18th century to date displayed at the museum. It is a perfect attraction for technology buffs and students.
Houses of Goa Museum has a splendid collection of houses belonging to the Colonial era in Goa. The museum in itself is a brilliant piece of architecture and dons a ship-like structure. The museum was designed and built by Gerard de Cunha and houses furniture, home d_cor items, door & window frames, railings, ceramic tiles, etc. from the bygone era when Portuguese architecture became a part of the Goan lifestyle.
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