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National History Museum

Praca Marechal Ancora, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-200, Brazil
+55 21 3299 0311
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Unexpected jewel

I wasn’t expecting to find such a great museum, but I’m so glad that I did. This museum has one of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
reynos1
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Ewell, United Kingdom
Museu Nacional Historico RioDeJaneiro

A fantastic Musuem - free to visit on Sunday with lots of historical artefacts shown in a well... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
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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, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20021-200, Brazil
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 6 April 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 7 April 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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Reviewed 23 March 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 26 March 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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Reviewed 16 March 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 19 March 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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Reviewed 7 March 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 8 March 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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Reviewed 5 March 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 8 March 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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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This museum will have something of interest for all, but especially for those with interest in history. A great walk through Brazil's history from precolonial times to present with many artifacts. Interesting artifacts and displays on everything from indigenous peoples, slave trade, independence, art, etc....More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 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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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

A really interesting set of exhibits that explain the history and development of Brazil as well as helping to explain some of the current culture. Very cheap to get in (10Rs each) and most of the exhibits are explained really well in both Portuguese and...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 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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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

I throughly enjoyed my visit to the Museu Histórico National. I really appreciated that almost all of the display information was provided in English. The permanent exhibition gives a very good overview of the history of Brazil. Admission is R$ 10, with half price admission...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 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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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We decided to visit this museum, going against all the suggestions like the Museum of Tomorrow or the Modern Museum. Wanted to get a basic feel for how Brazil came about, saving the others for possible future visits. Entrance only rs 10 per person, it...More

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Isabela B, Gerente de relações públicas at National History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 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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