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Information About Archaeological Museum of Goa

One of the most important museums in Goa, the Archaeological Museum is located at the back of the famous church of St Francis of Assisi. The museum has eight galleries that display a wide range of collection of beautiful artefacts of the Portuguese rule in India. The major attractions of the Archaeological Museum of Goa are the portraits of the former viceroys and governors of Goa. The museum also boasts a large collection of stamps and religious artefacts.

Major Highlights of Archaeological Museum of Goa

  • Fragments of sculpture from Hindu temple sites in Goa
  • The statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, the first governor of Goa
  • Sati stones
  • Portrait of Luís Vaz de Camões, a prominent Portuguese poet
  • Portrait of Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who reached India in 1498
  • Postage stamps and coins issued by several Hindu, Muslim and Portuguese rulers
  • Collection of Portuguese weapons like rifles, swords, and daggers
  • Upper and middle Paleolithic stone tools, Microliths and Neolithic Celts from Goa
  • Ground plan of an ancient Brahmanical temple
  • 11th century sculpture of Vishnu with ten incarnations carved from grey basalt rock
  • A statue of Surya dated to the 12th century
  • Gajalakshmi
  • The wooden sculpture of John the Baptist
  • Ivory sculptures of Jesus’ Crucifixion

Visiting Time of Archaeological Museum of Goa

Saturday to Thursday : 10:00am to 5:00pm

Address of Archaeological Museum of Goa

Off National Highway 4, Goa Velha Goa 403110

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