Museu do Indio, Rio de Janeiro

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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. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro route site to schedule your visit to Museu do Indio and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • read a couple of reviews saying this place was closed back in autumn 2016, so I checked the website, and although it's all in Portuguese I couldn't see anything about a closure, the opening hours were...  more »
  • No chei to very interesting experience because I couldn't find a very revealing but at least formed opinion.
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  • Walking recently by this pleasant Street from Botafogo, was interested in knowing the Museum and the beautiful building in which it is installed. Unfortunately, however, was closed and in touch by phone, I was told that there's no forecast for reopening. Too bad!
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  • April 10 - still closed for construction. Their website and information on Google says they're open. Call before visiting.
  • 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
  • July 2017: STILL CLOSED - do NOT rely on the website, which apparently they have not updated, and which lists opening times!
  • Nice place, know about our indians... but should beter organized.
  • Main floor was closed. (Till end of 2014). But the temporary exhibition on the ground floor was absolutely worth the trip.
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