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National Museum

Parque Quinta da Boa Vista | Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20940-040, Brazil
+55 21 2562 6900
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Surprisingly great!

I visited the museum with my husband and 3 year old daughter, It was her first time in a museum and... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
ChrisGameiro
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Wide variety

The museum covered a wide variety of topics which seemed a bit random, but still enjoyable. Most of... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
Jessica F
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Appropriately set in an old colonial building, this museum contains stunning artifacts, including coins, cannons, documents and religious art, which provide a glimpse into Brazilian history.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Mar 13, 2017
“Surprisingly great!”
Nov 3, 2016
“Wide variety”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parque Quinta da Boa Vista | Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20940-040, Brazil
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

I visited the museum with my husband and 3 year old daughter, It was her first time in a museum and she just loved it. The exhibits are simple, but well maintained.

Thank ChrisGameiro
Reviewed November 3, 2016

The museum covered a wide variety of topics which seemed a bit random, but still enjoyable. Most of the information around is in Portuguese, as they have an online page available where it can give you information in English. However, the website/wifi wasn't working very...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at lunchtime, so asked if there was a café. We were directed around the back to the staff canteen where they happily served us lunch! We then had a wander around the museum (warning, they only take cash for tickets, no cards) and...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed June 19, 2016

This place is an undiscovered gem in Rio. It has so much information on a wide variety of topics, including dinosaurs and other extinct species, the history of Brazilian monarchs, animals, palaeontology, the history of the world, space and the universe, and a massive set...More

Thank GeorgiaRSwift
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

It's a nice museum. You can find a different collections there. Also, it's inside "Quinta da Boa Vista" where you can enjoy other activities.

Thank 01marilia
Reviewed January 17, 2016

With the Olympics coming up, the buiding, the organization and the collection is in need of some serious love. The place is literally falling apart, with yellow tape to prevent using the marble bannisters. The collection is interesting--some of my favorites in the photos but...More

1  Thank Muggo11
Reviewed November 22, 2015

The museum itself has an impressive collection but is a little disorganized. The most interesting thing is the building itself (once a residence of the Portuguese royal family after the seat of government was removed from Lisbon to Rio).

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed March 13, 2015

This museum is located at a beautiful very important 200 yo building that belonged to the Brazilian monarchy and has an incredible collection with itens over 4 thousand years old. Too bad they are poorly exposed, with little or no information. I understand the museum...More

Thank mlent68
Reviewed January 27, 2015

it's a long walk before you can reach there from the station. Fortunately we passed through the garden which has canopy and we can stay away from the sunshine. There are no tour offer in the museum and only Portuguese explanation showing on the exhibits.

1  Thank 954hungg
Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to Quinta da Boa Vista because we wanted to see this museum, it was totally worth it! It has a great natural collection (from butterflies to dinosaurs!) plus other collections like the egyptian one which was impressive to find there.

Thank evyboo
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