National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro

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History Museum
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
  • This museum is well located in the Centre of the River, near the Praça XV, Ferry station to Niterói. Has a very good collection, a collection of wagons and chariots very interesting.
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  • Interesting ride. Long-term exhibitions about primitive pituras, Shell mounds, Indians, Portuguese, on the history of Brazil in the 19th and 20th century, the Empire until nowadays. It's like a super summary of the history of Brazil. For those who like history, is very interesting. There are other temporary exhibitions, but unfortunately due to the time, I couldn't visit. I spent more than 1:30 on permanent exhibition. Has a restaurant and a gift shop. It is possible to walk from Cinelândia station approx. 15 minutes, the street Saint Luzia.
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  • The national historical museum passes for the entire history of the country, since the people pré-cabralinos to the Republic. It is possible to walk almost the entire building, with some rooms not to be missed, such as carriages (use the app), coins and notes, some famous historical paintings. Has a nice gift shop and a café/restaurant.
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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.