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Museu do Indio

Address: R. Duque de Caxias, 356, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Phone Number: 92 234 1422
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Manaus City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #51 of 72 Attractions in Manaus
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

In the Museo do Indio you'll find qualified staff (guides with English, Spanish), and most of all also few rooms with everyday tools and objects used by Indigenas - mainly Yonomami, but also with tribes from the Xingu river (Mato Grosso) - from the places, where Salesian Sisters were working with Indigenas. There are rooms about food, agriculture, hunting, babies,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It's a small museum, 5 rooms with artifacts from indian populations from the amazon mostly. It's interesting and you can see it all with some detail in a short time. They have guides that speak english, and a shop. The admission price was 10 reais,which at the time of this review was less than 5 us dollars. If you are... More 

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Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Despite being not very large, and being quite simple, this museum is quite interesting. The nuns that maintain it are nice and there is an interesting section on early medical equipment.

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Stoke on Trent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

ran by nuns. The rest of the building is a school. It's very old fashioned in terms of its style and displays but there some fascinating artefacts . The shop is excellent for baskets and decorative items , Don't pass them up .,, get them from the shop as its unlikely you'll find find similar elsewhere and if you do... More 

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Manaus, AM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Could be better kept, and it shows the years, however, a nice collection of original items obtained from different Indio tribes of the Amazon region, and kept on display by the nuns in an annex to the school they run. It is a very educative insight into many utensils and other items of the regional amerindians.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Situated in a colonial house with wonderful wooden floors it offers a display of Indio artefacts. the old photos are fascinating, a bit old fashioned as a museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

I liked the exhibits of daily life like fishing gear, hammocks and housing. There are many examples of masks, baskets, and other crafts. Downstairs, I bought a blowgun as a gift. We stopped at the museum on our way to the INPA Botanical Garden where agoutis and monkeys prowl the grounds. Admission was 2/$5. A guide is necessary to identify... More 

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