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Address: Rua das Palmeiras, 55 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270-070, Brazil
Phone Number: 55 21 286 8899
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The museum in Botafogo is housed primarily in a mansion, with displays...
The museum in Botafogo is housed primarily in a mansion, with displays both inside and out. Innovative exhibits display a collection of indigenous and tribal artifacts, with an interesting gallery and activities for kids.
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more of a permanent exhibition

2 rooms displaying a few items about tatoo, head dressing, pancho and some others concerning an indian tribe/ community... I don't know for sure, because everithing was only... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Iasi, Romania

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

In Australia indigenous people’s culture is well recognized and valued. In the the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, a large space is designated for the Aboriginal Art Gallery. But in the city of Rio, there was no art gallery of the indigenous people in Brazil. As I noticed a few artefacts displayed on the walls of the restaurant in the... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

2 rooms displaying a few items about tatoo, head dressing, pancho and some others concerning an indian tribe/ community... I don't know for sure, because everithing was only Portuguese text. The exhibition looks well and I imagine that text was interesting. What a pitty they have no English version. At least it was free entrance. It is easy to reach,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Very peaceful. Interesting people making sounds and appearances like natives. But very closed (except for courtyard) for renovations.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went to museum. Hotel concierge didn't know it is closed for renovations April-Nov, 2013. Very nice person let us in to see the museum grounds and the small gift shop but couldnt go in to actual museum. Wish we could have seen more.

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Eugene, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Unlike most museums, this one isn't a dry visual experience. The visitor enters into a semi-dark space, native music softly plays, and multi-media exhibits provide a dramatic impression. You don't just SEE native artifacts, you experience the culture that produced them. The collection itself, of course, is the primary reason to visit: the headdresses, weapons, and materials represent a rich... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

I am surprised to be the first to do a review, because I thought this was one of the best designed small museums I have ever seen. it is only 2 or 3 rooms of a house, but the objects on display are both: 1) significant and relevant items to the purpose of the museum, and 2) presented as ably... More 

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Address: Rua das Palmeiras, 55 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270-070, Brazil
Phone Number: 55 21 286 8899
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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