Houses of Goa Museum
Houses of Goa Museum
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:30 PM

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Nrs
New Delhi, India5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
First of all, this is more of an art gallery and not a museum (don't know why they call it that!)
Secondly, it's very expensive w.r.t. what it has to offer - Rs. 200/ person (as on Feb 23).

The artifacts and paintings are all by a single artist- there is lack of variety in vision of work (in my humble opinion).

The art work is for sale, so, Not a museum! (Duh!...)

Finally, the overall experience is only for about an hour at max.

On the plus side, if u still choose to go, it's a good time-pass for kids on a Saturday afternoon.

It's not horrible, but not worth sacrificing precious time if you can cover other 'actual' museums and art galleries in Goa (almost for free) in the same limited time.

Thanks
Written February 22, 2023
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Tripadder
London, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
A gem. A three storey whacky structure with models and examples and information about Goan house design and history. If you have an interest in architectural styles it’s well worth the visit (why not combine with visit to the excellent Museum of Goa modern art gallery in Pilerne). NOTE. This is a modestly sized museum ABOUT houses. They do not have a collection OF houses
Written January 24, 2024
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A. Sheth
Vadodara District, India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Beautifully and immaculately maintained place. But would be of more interest to architects and civil engineers. Nonetheless, the vibe and feel of the place is just awesome. Can have some peaceful time and click amazing photos. The best part is adjoining Mario Miranda Gallery. Loved it.
Written December 21, 2021
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VamikaJ
bhopal83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
- The place is worth a visit if you're in the area.
- It falls between Panjim and North Goa; a quick visit can be arranged.
- The place is full of nature and an environment of good architecture.
- The works of Ar. Gerard Cunha here are a delight.
- The Mario Miranda gallery has an amazing collection here.
Written April 8, 2015
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Sharavati Punekar
Pune568 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Solo
A well organized and well maintained museum portraying architecture history of Goan houses.
Very insightful with lot of evidences and samples.

Entry fee is Rs 100, which includes coupon of Rs 50 which can be used to buy merchandise at Mario Miranda shop.
Written February 23, 2015
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POOJA BANSAL
New Delhi, India157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Located amidst the premises of Architect Gerrard de Cunhas office, this museum houses pictures and parts from old houses of Goa. The museum gives a glimpse of the houses of Goa. More than the museum i like the building that houses the museum.It has a Mario Miranda shop at the entrance. The entry to the museum is RS 150/-.
Written February 16, 2015
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Smitha M
Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Tucked away in the bylanes of Provorim is the Houses of Goa Museum, which has painstakingly collected the pictures and samples of Goan architecture involving decades of changes. This places gives you a detailed insight which allows you to savor the uniqueness of Goan Homes. The entry fee is 100 rupees which includes 50 rupees voucher for a memorabilia which can be redeemed either at the reception of at Mario Miranda's art gallery which is just a hop away. Take your time to enjoy the collection and its cool floors. The creator's home is next door which on its own is pretty to look at. Even the play school behind the museum is rather unique.
Written February 14, 2015
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Dunyagoal
Karkavrutta15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
If more traffic islands could be handed over to some cool architects, traffic won't seem like a hassle anymore. Most reviews of the Houses of Goa Museum written before this one have been quite accurate. Just a few side-notes to add:

1. Google Maps precisely takes you there. No confusion.

2. Hang around a while at the ground-floor counter to absorb the atmosphere, as you go. The staff at the small-ish reception is sub-urban and not given to superfluous niceties; but if you gave it a little while, you will receive some matter-of-fact information in a dry, expressionless demeanour; they are actually quite warm and helpful.

3. An adult ticket of Rs.100/- is well worth the price even if you don't redeem the Rs.50/- voucher for cashback on coffee or on purchases here or at the Mario's merchandise next-door.

4. A must-visit for architecture/design students. They have some cool drawing sheets and scaled models covering some famous houses across Goa, replete with real doors, furniture, artefacts and an elaboration of tulsi-vrindavans and holy crosses. Spare a good bit of time, the place is elegantly curated.

5. There is a candid expression of realistic culture-crossings -- Hindu origins, Portuguese acquisition, Christianity, colonialism -- and how the Goan landscape evolved over time. Da Cunha's personal lament over the slipping glory of architecture is most succinctly laid out in some passages from his eponymous book, posterised on a museum wall on the first floor.

6. The architect has created a Mario Gallery with a robust collection of the famous Miranda's innumerable and inimitable sketches in a house next door, which once was da Cunha's own office. Btw, if after your Goa trip you no longer feel interested in any ordinary people-sketches, blame it on Mario. If you are lucky, and interested, you might get a tête-à-tête with the gentle Mr. da Cunha himself. I was!

(If you read this far, you need also be told that the restoration of Reis-Magos fort, across the river from Panaji, was carried out by architect da Cunha. It reflects the "natural" caressing only an immensely talented artist is capable of rendering.)
Written September 1, 2017
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jaideep73
Pune, India98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
You wont find such a museum in India. What a gem. Small, clean, thoughtful, built by an architect whose own residence is bang opposite. Over 2 floors with nice views and great exhibits. Smallish, you will take 45-60 minutes. More if you stop to listen to Konkani music over the CDs provided in the corner. A small cafe downstairs is a welcome break. And Mario Miranda's shop next doors too is a must visit

Away from the main sights of Goa, and not much advertised in brochures, it would be a pity if you miss this
Written November 30, 2015
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omyadav
Gurgaon20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
I you want to avoid goa hussle bussle and want to see nice small and cute museum then this is the place worth while to visit. Construction is really nice and museum gives you overview of Goan culture and history. I went here in Jan 2015, weather was really nice and place is located on a very green and calm location. I really like the calmness and construction of the place. Entry ticket was Rs100 and out of that you can buy Rs. 50 sovereign. Along with this museum there is a place school, called Nisha's Playschool, You can ask tour of school and believe me, school tour is really worth todo.
You can see amazing construction of school and kids studying and playing.
Along with this there is art gallery next to this museum called Marlo's art gallery. visit the gallery too.
Written June 16, 2015
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