When I told the Local Taxi driver to take me to the Goa state Museum at Panaji, the capital city of Goa, he was not aware of the location and he took me there after taking direction from many people. I mention this because many are not aware of such an excellent museum, having great historic exhibits dating back from 15th century and the Portugal presence in India and even photographs of pre-historic stone age rock carvings of 8000 B.C-2500 B.C.. I felt disappointed and sad on seeing a handful of people visiting the Museum along with me even though the entry was free. Some body in the Goan Govt. seems to have taken great interest in upgrading the Museum in a new spacious building from 1996, The exhibits are being organised and displayed in a nice manner. Probably the Tourism dept. has not advertised properly about the Museum. Historical events connected with Portugal, pictures, artifacts, sculptures, religious arts of Christianity, gradual development Portuguese coins and currencies and to top it all a Historic huge Lottery machine made of wood which I have not seen any where in the world are displayed here. I have attached the Photo of this machine. There is a gallery on the environment and effects of ecological imbalance which will be ideal for all the school students of Goa to gain knowledge.
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