Museum of Christian Art
The Museum of Christian Art is in the heart of Old Goa, located inside the Convent of Santa Monica. The museum houses huge collections of wonderful objects made of precious metals inlaid with valuable stones. Being one of such few institutions of this kind in Asia, the Museum of Christian Art is a well maintained one with an exhaustive set of artefacts exhibited.
Things to do in Museum of Christian Art:
Enjoy the beauty of the vestments with gorgeous embroidery works, painting of St.Ursula, ivory carving of 17th century Jesus image, other chalices, salvers, sculptures, paintings, adorned crucifixes and lot more in the list.
How To Reach Museum of Christian Art:
The Museum is easily accessible from Panaji or Margao.
Best Time to Visit:
Though Goa is a year round destination, you enjoy the maximum if you are planning to visit here between October and March. The climate is pleasant with rainy days during June to September.
The Museum of Christian Art is open on all days from 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM.
Photography is not allowed inside the museum premises
Archaeological Museum of Goa
The Archaeological Museum of Goa exhibits treasures dating back to the pre historic period and the Portugal Era in Goa. Arranged across eight different galleries, the treasures attract large audience especially at the height of seasons. Paintings, sculptures, sea trading route maps of Goa and the ancient monuments are few of the exhaustive list.
What to See in Goa Archaeological Museum?
11th century idol of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, bronze statue of the Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões, 12th century idol Sun God, Sculptures of Jesus’ crucifixion made with ivory, Portrait of Vasco Da Gama are very few of the long list of treasures exhibited in the museum.
How To Reach:
The Archaeological Museum of Goa is located at the back of the Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assisi which is very close to the Museum of Christian Art and other popular tourist attractions like Bom Jesus Basilica and St.Augustine’s Tower.
Best Time to Visit:
Goa will be at the best of its beauty during the peak season time from October to March, though it is a year round destination.
Goa Archaeological Museum can be visited between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM
Note: The museum is closed for public on Fridays.
Indian Naval Aviation Museum
Indian Naval Aviation Museum is one of the two museums in India and the only Naval Aviation Museum in Asia. The glorious history of Indian Military is depicted in the form of wooden models, photographs explaining the significant battles, the milestones over the years.
What to see there?
You have an exhaustive list to get a deeper insight into the Indian Naval Military. The museum has TWO main galleries named as Viraat Gallery and Vikrant Gallery. The highlight of the museum is the display of the thirteen aircrafts arranged in the open air, of which many of them are the rarest ones across the world. Few in the list are Short Sealand Mk(IN 106), Fairey FireflyTT Mk1(IN 112), HAL HT-2(BX 748) and etc., Witness the wooden models of the Vikarant & Viraat, the popular aircraft carriers, photographs of the different aircrafts used over the years. Know about the sacrifice of the Indian Naval Military personnel who sacrificed their lives for the country, whose names are inscribed on one of the museum walls titled as “Shraddhanjali”.
How to Reach there?
The Indian Naval Aviation Museum is located at a distance of 6kms from the port town, Vasco da Gama, near the Bagmalo Beach. Built on a plateau, the museum overlooks the beach, a scenic location to enjoy.
Best Time to visit:
Goa is predominantly beautiful during the peak season time between October and March. Still, it is an year round destination to explore and enjoy.
The Indian Naval Aviation Museum can be visited between 9.30 AM and 5.30 PM . Please note the museum is kept closed on Mondays and National Holidays.