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Institute Menezes Braganza - Popular Goa Museum

Institute Menezes Braganza, Goa
Institute Menezes Braganza, Goa
Established in 1871, the former Institute Vasco da Gama now known as the Institute Menezes Braganza was recognized to encourage literature among the masses of Goa. Renamed after the renowned Goan freedom fighter, Menezes Braganza, the institute has become the crucible for intellectuals from all aspects of Goa's society. The Institute Menezes, located in the Panaji city houses the Panaji Central library, which is one of India’s oldest libraries. Institute Menezes Braganza has preserved precious paintings and antiques dating back to the Portuguese rule and exhibits popular stone sculpture, bronzes and terracotta artifacts, coins, stamps and paintings which include drawings and engravings.

Institute Menezes Braganza Exhibits / Collections


Menezes Braganza museum holds enviable repertoire of 250 original works in the form of sculptures, paintings, drawings oil paintings, sculptures and artifacts which are must-see. The stunning collection of Institute Menezes Braganza, Goa includes works by the great European artists like Henry Russo, Cezanne, Mattis Broque and a host of others. The museum has over 50 collections of Indian masters like Late MF Hussain, Laxman Pai, Prafull Dahanukar, Souza, Raza, etc. The "Inquisition table" on which the council of the Inquisition's proceedings was conducted, is amongst the most prominent historical artifacts at the Menezes Braganza museum of Goa.

Central Library at the Menezes Braganza Museum


Menezes Braganza museum within its vicinity has one of the oldest libraries if India the Panaji Central Library. This Central library of the Institute was founded in the year 1832, where one will find some rare journals and books. These rare reading materials at Central Library can help in researches as the content is related to diverse fields of study.

Timings: 10.00 am to 5.30 pm / Closed on Sundays and government holidays.

Address
Institute Menezes Braganza, Goa,
Above Central Library,
Dr. Pissurlenkar Road,
Next to Police Station
Campal, Panjim - 403001
North Goa, India
Phone: 2224143, 2230263