Famous Museums in Recife

The museums in Recife give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Recife with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Recife. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Recife.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Recife.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Recife:

  1. Instituto Ricardo Brennand

    4.8 (213 Votes)
    Instituto Ricardo Brennand

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    Ricardo Brennand, was a British descended Brazilian collector and businessman, who began to amass a collection of arms and armoury from all over the world in 1940. Much later, he grew interested in art and artefacts relating to Dutch colonial Brazil. In 2002, his collection was made into a fascinating museum in a Tudor-style castle complex of 77,000 square meters, surrounded by a 18,000 hectare...Read more
  2. Recife Antigo

    4.6 (232 Votes)
    Recife Antigo

    Bar, Church, Museum, Historical Site

    The port at Recife Antigo was once the busiest in all of the Americas. It’s where the Portuguese initially settled in the 16th century, and later, the Jewish community. Today, it is at once the city’s most important historical centre, and the site of the city’s night-time debauchery, full of excellent bars and nightclubs. During the daytime, Sunday, there is a lively market of...Read more
  3. Museucais Do Sertao

    4.7 (125 Votes)
    Museucais Do Sertao

    Museum, Nightlife

    Luiz Gonzaga, was a singer-songwriter known as the King of Baiao, and his muse was dear to much of Brazil – the Pernambuco North eastern Hinterlands. The permanent interactive exhibit in this museum explores rural and country culture as Luiz Gonzaga saw it. Opened only recently, it’s already wildly popular with people, thanks to its excellent exhibits. They follow the artist’s...Read more
  4. Paco Do Frevo

    4.7 (119 Votes)
    Paco Do Frevo

    Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Frevo: Derived from the Portuguese world ferver (to boil), Frevo refers to the wide range of music and dance styles from the Recife area – dances for the Carnival. This is such a big deal in the city, that there’s actually a museum/cultural centre for it – the Paco do Frevo. The centre focuses on activities, progress, transmission and evolution of this slice of Brazilian cultu...Read more
  5. Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue

    Museum, Historical Site, Archaeological Site , Synagogue

    The first synagogue in the Americas was founded in 1636 by Jews fleeing forced conversion in Spain and Portugal. Though the original building doesn’t exist anymore, there is on the site a museum that is meant to resemble the synagogues built in the 17th and 18th centuries by Sephardic Jews. Also, the original structure has been dug back out of the earth, so the museum also counts as an ar...Read more
  6. Embaixada Dos Bonecos Gigantes

    Museum, Entertainment, Arts And Crafts, Specialty Museum

    There is a strange sub-culture in Brazil – the making of giant puppets. Visit this museum to find out the origins of the craft, as well as the process of making the puppets. There are 63 puppets in the museum of iconic personalities such as Michael Jackson, Barack Obama, Chico Science, Pope Francis, Maurice of Nassau. Each of the dolls is about 4 metres high. Your tour will be guided. Apa...Read more
  7. Luiz Gonzaga Memorial

    4.5 (1 Vote)
    Museum
  8. Fundacao Gilberto Freyre

    4.6 (9 Votes)
    Museum
  9. Chico Science Memorial

    3.9 (1 Vote)
    Museum
  10. Museu Da Abolicao

    4.4 (17 Votes)
    Museum
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