Archaeological Museum, Goa

Located in the convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Old Goa, the Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery has eight galleries full of interesting relics such as prehistoric to late medieval era paintings and sculptures, ceramics, coins, and bronze statues. It is one of the most visited places in Old Goa and was converted into its present form from an old Franciscan monastery. Set up by Archaeological Survey of India in 1964, it was reorganized in 1982.

Housed in the convent portion of the church of St. Francis of Assisi, old Goa, it has a rich and rare collection of artifacts, maps and portraits. The eight sections within the museum display masterpieces like sixty portraits of Viceroys and Governors of Goa, Luis Vaz de Camees, Vishnu with ten incarnation, Surya, wooden sculpture of John the Baptist, Gajalakshmi, ivory sculptures of Jesus Crucification, hero stone, sati stone, Persian and Arabic inscription, bronze statue of Albuquerques (first governor of Goa), portrait paintings of Com Joa de Castro, Vasco da Gama, Portuguese arms like rifle, swords and daggers and many more. The museum has facilities like potable drinking water, video show on World Heritage properties in India, clean inventory, children activity center and publication sale counter.