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“An excellent complement to the National History Museum, and more than just a naval museum.” 5 of 5 stars
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Naval and Oceanographic Museum
Rua Dom Manuel, n.15 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2233-9165
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Ranked #199 of 570 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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“An excellent complement to the National History Museum, and more than just a naval museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This museum is more than just a naval museum (although it's very good in that respect); it covers the history of disputes between colonial powers more thoroughly than I've seen this covered anywhere else. It is also very frank about deficiencies in the resources allocated to the Brazilian Navy in the 20th century. Once one has visited this and the National History Museum one should have a clear understanding of how Brazil developed into the country that it is today.

Visited October 2013
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Small but interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Small and a bit tired, but this museum nicely complements the National History Museum which is a few blocks away. Some of the explanations are not translated to English so a basic understanding of Portuguese comes in handy.

Visited September 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Brazilian History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This is a museum not only for those interested in the Brazilian Navy History but also for anyone interested in Brazilian History (of course, from the Navy point of view). Very well organized, this small museum covers the Brazilian Navy role since before its independence until past WW2. Very interesting.

Also its tourist friendly as everything (except for the video/audio parts) has english subtitles.

Visited June 2012
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“The best south equator!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

If you like naval history, it is something to not skip. Calssic building, well organized and nice displays. Starts with Portuguese heritage, fights against Dutchs and Frenchs, Latin-American struggles and the two World Wars.

Visited June 2011
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