National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro

(4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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 tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • I personally love going to museums. In particular, this is very organized and very well maintained. Be there, makes us live a piece of our brazilian history unknown to many.
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  • The national historical museum stands out for the excellent exhibitions and the impeccable State of its facilities. Recommend.
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  • 5 reales a gift, the history, as its name implies, is its strong find lot of emphasis history Dela Portuguese colonization, and the monarchs who settled in Brazilian territory, with all their stuff, dresses, crowns, photographs, medals, sceptres etc etc your sample of religious art is outstanding and very different from which you find in similar museums in buenos aires , payzandu or remove. This fact alone makes it not to be missed, in the end are three or four very well-spent hours
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  • Comprehensive overview of Brazilian history, an essential place to visit. A little hard to find but it is located in an attractive area. The bistro was a good place to recharge at lunch time and provided good value.
  • Muito organizado.
  • If one wants to know brazilian history this is the place.
  • Very nice, but the location on Google map is not exactly right. You need to head south a little bit.
  • I only had like 40 minutes, but i didnt have to go too fast. it was free. very well air conditioned. they made a very nice tour, you just follow the arrows and it takes you from the oldest step by step to 20th century. As someone from America, I have learned interesting things about Brazil. I have also experienced the cafe of the museum, I would recommend if you are tired. I began at the cafe as I have hit MAM and Belas arts museums already that day.