National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro

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Originally an ammunition depot and fort, the National History Museum is home to exhibitions detailing the social and economic history of the country. The museum boasts an extensive numismatic collection that will entice you with the glint of coins and also enlighten you on the stories behind the country's currencies. For a more spiritual perspective on history, visit the sacred art exhibit showcasing shrines and paintings, and what better way to exit then with the history of transportation. Plan to visit National History Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Rio de Janeiro attractions using our Rio de Janeiro trip maker app .
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  • I love the MHN. Its architecture, the houses, the inner courtyard. It is always great to walk calmly through the aisles enjoying the exhibits (permanent and itinerant), a stroll through the imagination and it is possible to move at that time portrayed.
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  • The Museum exhibition is excellent, with much material with a lot of historical content. The structure of the Museum is at a high level very carefully. All this with the beautiful periodic exhibitions.
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  • Do please, I get to the Museum from the easiest and most economic way? I'm close to Av. Lúcio Costa - Praia do Recreio dos Bandeirantes thanks for the recommendations.
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  • Great place and really big. You need a lot of time. I recommended you come visit.
  • Beautyful and interesting place to learn about Brasilian history.
  • This place is enormous, and well worth checking out. It's housed in a beautiful old building with an interior courtyard, there are multiple levels. You will need at least two hours to thoroughly explore the entire place because it's huge. The only thing that I would have liked is a better focus on the indigenous history of Brazil.
  • Good place for visiting brazilian History.
  • Worth the visit. Great.

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