National History Museum, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 550+ 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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  • The collection is very large and there's always other exhibitions acomtessendo. Unmissable exhibition. The place also has a beautiful view and you will be able to make beautiful pictures.
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  • Entering a world where live the primitive aborigines with the Portuguese colonization, standing out the different types of weapons, contraptions of defence, clothing, etc. Senior citizens do not pay as in the majority of attractions and means of locomotion (metro)
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  • The museum is a mixture of Brazilian and international history. We concentrated on the Brazilian side. Covering 30,000 years of evidenced human occupation of Brazil the historical objects are set alon...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cultura nunca é demais
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