Naval Aviation Museum Goa
The Naval Aviation Museum in Goa is a tribute for the Indian Naval forces and showcases various naval aircrafts and the evolution of Indian Naval force. The museum is one of a kind in the entire asia and is built with the intention of providing information on history and achievements of the Indian Naval force.
The Naval Aviation Museum, Goa was inaugurated on 12th October 1988. The museum is located in Bogmalo at a distance of 6 km from Vasco de Gama, Goa. The museum is the naval equivalent of the Indian Air force museum which is located at Palam; however the collection of aircrafts is not as exhaustive as the Air force museum.
The museum had only 6 aircrafts when the museum was started but in due course of time the number of aircrafts has increased to 12 aircrafts and is the second largest aviation museum in India.
The museum is divided into two parts- an outdoor exhibit and a two storey indoor exhibition gallery.
Outdoor exhibit of Naval Aviation Museum, Goa
Outside the Naval Aviation Museum, Goa is a huge park where various aircrafts and helicopters belonging to the Naval force can be seen. Some of these aircrafts date back to pre independence days. There are total 12 aircrafts in the Naval Aviation Museum. Some of these aircrafts are Sea Harrier, HAL Chetak, de Havilland Dove, Hughes, Short Sealand and the biggest of them all- the Lockheed L-1049G Super constellation aircraft. The aircraft was borrowed from the Indina Air force and visitors are allowed to walk through the aircraft.
Indoor exhibit of Naval Aviation Museum, Goa
Inside the museum one can find information on the history of Indian Naval force. Visitors can learn about the key battles fought by the Indian forces and how the Naval and Air forces have made contribution in it. In some sections one can find the various arms and weapons which can be attached to ships and aircrafts. Also photographs depicting the glorious years of the Indian Navy can be found in the museum. Massive replicas of famous Indian battle ships- INS Vikrant and INS Viraat can be found in a gallery. The evolution of the men's and women's dress code is also shown in the museum. A variety of bombs, cannons, torpedos etc. are also in display.
Tourist information for Naval Aviation Museum, Goa
The charge for entering the Naval Aviation Museum, Goa is Rs. 20. Photography is permitted both outside the museum and inside the museum but it will be charged separately.
The museum is open on Sundays and other weekdays except Monday and the timing is 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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