Archaeological Museum is a huge museum that features an extensive range of sculptures, coins, and portraits, belonging to a period ranging from pre-historic times to the medieval period. The Archaeological Museum which is situated in the convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Old Goa has been transformed into its present status from an old Franciscan monastery. The museum and the portrait gallery house eight galleries displaying amazing artifacts dated back to prehistoric to late medieval era.
The interesting relics and portraits include sixty portraits of Viceroys and Governors of Goa along with Vishnu with ten incarnation, Luis Vaz de Camees, Gajalakshmi, ivory sculptures of Jesus Crucification, Surya, and wooden sculpture of John the Baptist. The museum also houses hero stone, sati stone, bronze statue of Albuquerques (first governor of Goa), Persian and Arabic inscription, Vasco da Gama, Portuguese arms like rifle, portrait paintings of Com Joa de Castro and swords and daggers among others. In 1964, Archaeological Survey of India had established the museum. It was reorganized in 1982. The visitors can enjoy other facilities here including potable drinking water, clean inventory, publication sale counter and video show on India’s World Heritage masterpieces.
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|Timings||All days of the week except Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Entry Fee||Rs. 5/- per head (Children up to 15 years free)|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|