A kilometer south west of the KTC bus stand in Panaji is the Goa State museum. The museum is open from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
The State Musuem in Goa includes various items like copper plate inscription of Kadamba Kings, wooden statues of Christian saints, stone and bronze sculpture, terracotta objects of Indus valley civilization, contemporary art, furniture used by the Portuguese governor, a massive 18th century wooden chariot from the Chandreshwar temple near Margao and miniature Mughal paintings.
At the state museum in Goa a 16th century huge carved table around which the feared Inquisitors of old Goa sat to judge those accused of heresy is a prize exhibit. The museum also displays a lot of lottery machines from the Portuguese times.