With an aim to engage visitors in the captivating narrative of Goa, State Tourism Minister Rohan Khaunte inaugurated the Aguad Interactive Museum: Goa – The Land, The Struggle, The People on Tuesday.
Aguad Interactive Museum intricately weaves together Goa’s legacy through interactive mediums and use of cutting-edge technology.
Addressing the media, Tourism Minister Khaunte remarked, “The Aguad Interactive Museum enriches Goa’s vibrant array of tourist experiences by seamlessly blending technology with engaging storytelling. It artfully communicates the essence of Goa – its people, culture, history, and the pursuit of freedom.”
This visionary museum, commissioned by the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and designed and conceptualised by Oorja Interactive and Delta Technologies, stands as a testament to Goa’s rich heritage. It not only celebrates the historical significance of the region but also resonates with the contemporary spirit of the state, fostering responsible tourism and offering unforgettable experiences to visitors.
Informing about the features of the museum, a senior official privy to the development said, the Museum features a myriad of interactive exhibits housed across three prison cells. Each cell offers an interactive experience, providing a captivating journey through various aspects of Goa’s heritage and history.
“The museum offers both entertainment and education, taking visitors on a journey through history while delighting them with the use of innovative storytelling methods. The user-friendly interactive mechanisms ensure a seamless experience for all,” stated Naveen Chopra, Group CEO, Waterfront Experiences Pvt. Ltd.
“A must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike, the museum provides interactive kiosks equipped with a smart content management system. Visitors can access audio guides via a mobile-friendly web app using QR codes spread throughout the site, ensuring a truly engaging and educational experience,” a senior official said.
On the occasion, several senior dignitaries including Michael Lobo, MLA Calangute, Suneel Anchipaka (IAS) Director Tourism were present.