The Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery was set up by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 1964. Located within the premises of the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, the museum has a wide array of sculptures giving a clear view of the period before the arrival of the Portuguese. The convent was closed in the year 1864. The Archaeological Museum consists of eight galleries, which exhibit sculptures and portraits of the historical times to the late medieval period. Starting from the first floor, visitors can see portraits of Portuguese Governors that showcase the transformation of court dresses. Tourists can also see the Statue of Portuguese nobleman Alfonse Albuquerque and Portraits of the Governors in their official dresses. The portrait of Vasco da Gama is remarkable among the numerous paintings in the museum. Apart from this, the museum also houses sculptures of Hindu deities, sati and antiques from Hindu period. The museum houses Portuguese arms such as rifle, swords and daggers as well as a wide assortment of ancient maps, coins, bronze statues, ceramics, stamps, Palaeolithic tools and wooden sculptures.