Museu do Indio, Rio de Janeiro
(3.1/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
Museu do Indio displays indigenous and tribal artifacts, such as headdresses, weapons, ethnographic objects. It uses multimedia exhibits, photos, paintings, and music to educate about indigenous cultures and their social situation in Brazil from the end of 19th century to the present. There are also some activities for kids, and the outdoor

garden features a traditional kitchen and ritual house. Use our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary maker to add Museu do Indio and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • Spend a whole afternoon because very educational and informative of the different indigenous peoples living Brazil, however everything is in Portuguese, when it should be in several languages to attract major foreign tourists also this in botafogo as I found just walking.
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  • I don't understand why this museum is with suspended visits. The beautiful building is with fences that prevent view of the street and there is a sign saying that they closed the Museum as a form of protest. They could have warned on the website so I don't miss the trip.
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  • Quando fui lá estava fechado. Houve protestos em julho, e não dizem quando vai abrir de novo. The museum has been closed since July, when there was a protest and occupation. No information available o...  more »
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  • Nice place, know about our indians... but should beter organized.
  • Beautiful samples of clothing and jewelry of indigenous groups of Brazil. Very interesting videos. Only in Portuguese, but I was assisted by a very helpful staff person, and I was able to understand a lot with my limited Spanish. I was particularly interested in the video on beads in various cultures and how Africans made beads from recycled glass. Excellent air conditioning
  • Very average museum - modern, but with small expositions in a 2 storey building..
  • Main floor was closed. (Till end of 2014). But the temporary exhibition on the ground floor was absolutely worth the trip.
  • Interesting little museum.