History & Restoration Hall

The Gallery offers a detailed history of the fort from its origin as a defence fortress, to being used as a jail and then a hospital, the fort has served the state since 1493. It was abandoned in 1993 and its restoration.


The Gunloops is a type of embrasure in a structure designed to provide in case of enemy attack.

Following the restoration, it is now being used to exhibit images real and imagined of Goa and her people. The 100 panels in this exhibition cover the life of Goa over a span of almost 450 years starting from the early 16th Century. Subject include Monuments, Landscapes, People, Maps and even Battle and Market Scenes. The Artists are European and Indian, and the mediums differ including photography.