Create your own art crawl | Goa's best art galleries, museums & creative spaces
For any art lover coming to Goa, the best time to visit is by far the month of December. As this is when the incredible, multidisciplinary Serendipity Art Festival comes to town. Mid month the entire city of Panjim, Goa's capital, is transformed into a living, breathing art exhibition with gallery shows, performances, street fairs, and the likes popping up all over the city. However, that's not to say that the rest of the year is a dull, artless wasteland. No, no, to the contrary in fact. Goa is forever bursting with creativity, only there is never another time of year when it is so conveniently clustered all together. Goa's best art galleries, museums, studios and spaces are instead strewn about the state. A little here, a little there. Making it difficult to see it all in one full swoop but indeed possible to find a little something no matter where you are.
So, whatever it is you are looking for - the year's largest A-lister exhibitions, a community or independent art show, an indie film screening, historical museum or traditional Goan home, an art shop selling the work of local artists or an afternoon of street art - Goa is the place that has it all. (Map included below)
Museums in Goa
Goa Chitra | Benaulim
Family run museum showcasing traditional Goan farming implements and many other everyday antiques. 9am to 6pm Monday to Sunday.
Museum of Christian Art | Old Goa
First of it's kind in Asia, this museum is dedicated to showcasing and sharing "Indian influenced Portuguese Christian art". Closed for restorations - reopening 31st January, 2020.
Houses of Goa - Museum | Porvorim
Spend any amount of time in Goa and you'll be amazed at the diversity of architecture across the state. And so, a museum dedicated solely to the array of gorgeous Goan homes seems only natural. Open 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Sunday.