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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  • History museum is so amazing, I was astonished. Got to know so much about history of Brazil, it was a story told by this museum with the very best images and artefacts. One of the best museums - no qu...  more »
  • A Rico collection of over 3000 parts telling me the whole story of our people, achievements and development. A beautiful munismatico file with unique pieces in the world.
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  • We always like to learn about history, people and culture when we visit a country so the National Museums of History are among our favorites. Rio’s National History Museum has captured the story of Br...  more »
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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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