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Not exactly a regular 'museum'

Located on the road connecting the Jallandhar beach to the Diu Fort, this 'museum' houses a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
gangolli
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Mysuru (Mysore), India
Dui trip

A small place to visit if you travel to diu.... It's very near to the Church of St Paul... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It was listed as a place to visit but describing it as a museum is wrong . It has some old bits and pieces of items gathered from various churches over the years and kept here for safe keeping. Some statues of different saints are kept. I don't know why but so ehow didn't feel that we were in a attraction and should spend some time.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank YashGoyal
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

It might have been a very good church in its day but now it seems like a desperate attempt to restore or continue this structure as a tourist attraction. Not much to see inside. There are some artefacts and idol which can be completed in 5 mins. They dont allow cameras inside. What might be more interesting is a garden opposite to the Diu museum especially if you have kids which is well maintained.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Fairytale-Studios
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The way to this not-so-big museum is with nice steps alongside fountains. There are also nice gardens adjacent to these steps on both the sides.
Inside the museum which was originally a church houses century old artefacts.
Interesting.
J Ganesh

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank jganesh1411
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

St Thomas Church was built by the Portuguese during their colonial rule of the territory in 1598.

Despite being one of the main church of Portuguese rule, it was abandoned, it was renovated in 1998 and was converted into a museum.

The museum apart from a collection of local artifacts has numerous stone inscriptions of ancient rulers, antique idols, statues and sculptures (such as of Christ and Virgin Mary collected from churches in the vicinity; 400 year old wooden and marble statues of St. Thomas and St. Benedict), wood carvings said to be made out of wood more than 400 years old.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NomadLama
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This place is named as Diu Museum but it is really the former St Thomas Church - oddly, Tripadvisor maintains a separate listing for the Church, vene though it is the same place!. The collection is just the old Portuguese religious statues, mostly wooden, from the church. There is nothing here to explain the history of Diu.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JPHStVincent
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