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Museu De Artes & Oficios

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Address: Praca Rui Barbosa, 600 | Centro, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 30160-000, Brazil
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+55(31) 3248-8600
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 17:00

Tue,Fri 12pm-7pm, Wed, Thu 12pm-9pm, Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

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Amazing Museum

Beautiful and pleasant place to learn about some state of Minas Gerais' profession. State of Minas Gerais is is famous for its delicious coffee and cheese bread. Stop by the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2016
Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Beautiful and pleasant place to learn about some state of Minas Gerais' profession. State of Minas Gerais is is famous for its delicious coffee and cheese bread. Stop by the museum's charming coffee place and ask for "cafezinho and pão de queijo". Great museum with easy access.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

It's a very nice museum made out of an old train station, the train still works and is seen passing by behind the exhibitions. The exhibitions are all about the professions Brazilians hold during the colonial and imperial stages of the country, with descriptions, mannequins and real tools. Looking at everything in detail will take several hours. It's also good... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

We thought we would spend an hour, but found ourselves being told the museum was closing while we still had more to see! Great opportunity to learn how things used to be done on farms in the interior of the state of Minas Gerais--food, spirits, life in general where self-sufficiency was required. Seem to have great outreach to schools--lots of... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

A place where you can buy decent souvenirs from very simple and cheap but honest items to more expensive beautiful glass work

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

It was a rainy day in Belo Horizonte so I decided to visit the Museum of Arts and Crafts. Admission is free on Saturdays but they close at 5PM - The museum is full of extremely interesting artifacts created by man for specific purposes, most of the practical, as well as many artistic forms and photographs. The collection is divided... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Very good museum, good collection of material related with old professions. Good to take the kids, so they can understand that not so much time ago (50, 60 years ago...) the live was very different.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

There are not enough superlatives to describe this wonderful collection of arts and crafts covering hundreds of years of progress in pre industrial development in Brazil. The displays are housed in two beautifully restored railway station buildings on either side of tracks that are still in use daily by commuter, freight and long distance passenger trains. Doesn't open before noon,... More 

2 Thank ajaceman
Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

One of the best museum in Brazil. There is all kind of activities from Minas Gerais and it is a beautiful place to visit

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

Interesting displays of old tools and machines, but with mainly Portuguese information it was difficult to really appreciate. Lovely building. Only $4 to enter so well worth an hour of time.

1 Thank Corey M
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Its in the city's municipal park. All sorts of arts and crafts. A bit pricey but great quality!

Thank estebandepraga

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