Museu do Indio, Rio de Janeiro

#68 of 141 in Museums in Rio de Janeiro
Specialty Museum · Museum
Museu do Indio displays indigenous and tribal artifacts, such as headdresses, weapons, ethnographic objects. It uses multimedia exhibits, photos, paintings, and music to educate about indigenous cultures and their social situation in Brazil from the end of 19th century to the present. There are also some activities for kids, and the outdoor

garden features a traditional kitchen and ritual house. Take a look at our Rio de Janeiro route site to schedule your visit to Museu do Indio and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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....  more »
  • April 10 - still closed for construction. Their website and information on Google says they're open. Call before visiting.
  • Beautiful samples of clothing and jewelry of indigenous groups of Brazil. Very interesting videos. Only in Portuguese, but I was assisted by a very helpful staff person, and I was able to understand a lot with my limited Spanish. I was particularly interested in the video on beads in various cultures and how Africans made beads from recycled glass. Excellent air conditioning
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