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National History Museum

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Fortunately, THIS museum did not burn down!

We visited the museum in downtown Rio this morning (it is NOT the one destroyed by fire last week... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chtilou59
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good intro to Brazilian history; exhibits have English captains

We only visited the permanent exhibit, but it was definitely worthwhile. Exhibit begins with first... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Allan W
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California
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Originally a fort and ammunition depot, the National History Museum today houses permanent and temporary exhibitions marking the social and economic history of Brazil. Highlights include an extensive numismatic collection, a sacred art exhibit of...more
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Praca Marechal Ancora s/n, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-200, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the museum in downtown Rio this morning (it is NOT the one destroyed by fire last week). It gives an excellent overview of Brazil's history and culture.

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MHN_Rio, Ascom at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and evaluation: you are always welcome!

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

We only visited the permanent exhibit, but it was definitely worthwhile. Exhibit begins with first humans known to inhabit the area and indigenous groups, but then has well-displayed artifacts from colonial times and into the present. Free entrance on Sunday and it wasn’t crowded. No...More

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MHN_Rio, Ascom at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your visit and evaluation!

Reviewed July 24, 2018

This is a really nice place to visit if the visitor want to get away from the hackneyed places most tourists visit. The museum offers meaningful relics to observe and to learn about Brazilian history. Objects are well-preserved and explanations are crystal clear. Definitely, an...More

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MHN_Rio, Ascom at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your visit and evaluation!

Reviewed June 5, 2018

The National History Museum is in an awesome building and does a good job narrating the political history of Brazil through 19th century. Admittedly, it is a little dry, due to the focus on facts and events rather than consequences and interpretation. I was struck...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

Reviewed April 22, 2018

I wasn’t expecting to find such a great museum, but I’m so glad that I did. This museum has one of the most comprehensive displays I’ve ever seen. For the British, Brazilian history is rarely taught and as a result it is a little unknown,...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic Musuem - free to visit on Sunday with lots of historical artefacts shown in a well displayed manner. Lovely to visit - pics will tell the story pity that we can upload only ten pics

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

Reviewed March 23, 2018

I honestly don't know why this museum isn't busier. The admission is cheap and the quality of the exhibits is phenomenal. Almost everything here is in Portuguese as well as English so it was such a great place for us to learn about the history...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

History museum is so amazing, I was astonished. Got to know so much about history of Brazil, it was a story told by this museum with the very best images and artefacts. One of the best museums - no questions.

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We always like to learn about history, people and culture when we visit a country so the National Museums of History are among our favorites. Rio’s National History Museum has captured the story of Brazil with carefully presented exhibits. The descriptions are in Portuguese and...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

Reviewed March 5, 2018

A very comprehensive tour of the history of Brazil. Spacious with interesting exhibits in every room. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in history. Also, make sure you leave time for lunch! Very good set menu for less than £10 plus drinks in a...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hello! We appreciate the evaluation of the Museu Histórico Nacional, which greatly encourages us to continue the mission of preserving and disseminating the memory and history of Brazil. Come back soon! Best regards Museu Histórico Nacional

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