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Museu do Indio

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Tucked away in a back street this little museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2015
Judi B
Krakow, Poland
more of a permanent exhibition

2 rooms displaying a few items about tatoo, head dressing, pancho and some others concerning an... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2015
Iasi, Romania
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5 Aug 2017
“Closed, even though the website says it's open!”
3 Sep 2016
The museum in Botafogo is housed primarily in a mansion, with displays both inside and out. Innovative exhibits display a collection of indigenous and tribal artifacts, with an interesting gallery and activities for kids.
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Rua das Palmeiras 55 | Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22270-070, Brazil
55 21 286 8899
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

read a couple of reviews saying this place was closed back in autumn 2016, so I checked the website, and although it's all in Portuguese I couldn't see anything about a closure, the opening hours were advertised clearly, and it talks about recent exhibitions. Made...More

Thank AFII
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Quando fui lá estava fechado. Houve protestos em julho, e não dizem quando vai abrir de novo. The museum has been closed since July, when there was a protest and occupation. No information available on when it will open again.

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Reviewed October 1, 2015

Tucked away in a back street this little museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in finding out more about the indigenous people of Brazil. The minute I walked through the gate I was approached by a friendly guide who explained the best...More

Thank Judi B
Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Museu do Indio stays in a very nice neighborhood, and is a kind of an oasis in the city. The exhibition (about pearls) was amazingly beautiful and well structured, and the team offered an outstanding welcome to the visitors. Unforgettable.

Thank MMTew
Reviewed July 11, 2015

In Australia indigenous people’s culture is well recognized and valued. In the the South Australian Museum in Adelaide, a large space is designated for the Aboriginal Art Gallery. But in the city of Rio, there was no art gallery of the indigenous people in Brazil....More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed February 9, 2015

2 rooms displaying a few items about tatoo, head dressing, pancho and some others concerning an indian tribe/ community... I don't know for sure, because everithing was only Portuguese text. The exhibition looks well and I imagine that text was interesting. What a pitty they...More

Thank ElenaIS
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Very peaceful. Interesting people making sounds and appearances like natives. But very closed (except for courtyard) for renovations.

2  Thank JayDidThis
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went to museum. Hotel concierge didn't know it is closed for renovations April-Nov, 2013. Very nice person let us in to see the museum grounds and the small gift shop but couldnt go in to actual museum. Wish we could have seen more.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Unlike most museums, this one isn't a dry visual experience. The visitor enters into a semi-dark space, native music softly plays, and multi-media exhibits provide a dramatic impression. You don't just SEE native artifacts, you experience the culture that produced them. The collection itself, of...More

4  Thank CariocaBonito
Reviewed May 8, 2011

I am surprised to be the first to do a review, because I thought this was one of the best designed small museums I have ever seen. it is only 2 or 3 rooms of a house, but the objects on display are both: 1)...More

6  Thank NJ-Eric
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