Famous Museums in Rio De Janeiro

The museums in Rio De Janeiro 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 Rio De Janeiro 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 Rio De Janeiro. 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 Rio De Janeiro.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Rio De Janeiro.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Rio De Janeiro:

  1. Planetario Gavea

    4.4 (430 Votes)
    Planetario Gavea

    Science Museum, Planetarium

    This is an ideal attraction for families with kids and for those interested in space and astronomy. The planetarium has a spaceship shaped museum called the Universe Museum that has 60 interactive displays. The other attractions include the Praca dos Telescopios (telescopes' square) that allows visitors to view the sky, and two state of the art domes that project the stars and planets over 40-m...Read more
  2. Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil

    Art And Culture, Museum, Entertainment, Theatre

    Often referred to as simply CCBB, it is the cultural centre of Banco Do Brasil (Bank of Brazil) and is how the name translates in English. While it may seem unusual for a bank to have such a centre, the place has a lot to offer and is a good place to spend time indoors during inclement weather. The bank has two other such centres in Brasilia and Sao Paolo but the one in Rio De Janeiro is the la...Read more
  3. National Historical Museum

    4.7 (345 Votes)
    National Historical Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The Museu Historico Nacional as it is commonly referred to by the locals is one of the largest museums in the city. This national history museum is housed in a fort dating back to the latter half of the 1500s. Built initially as a fort, the complex had later additions in the form of a barracks, an armory, and a prison. Today, all of the structures in the premises serve as a repository for the i...Read more
  4. Museu Historico Do Exercito E Forte De Copacabana

    Museum, History Museum

    The Historical Museum of the Army and Copacabana Fort is located at the end of the Copacabana beach. It was one a prominent defence post for Rio. Built in 1914,  the fort wall, the original structure and canons are still visible. The museum itself has exhibits taking up several floors. They showcase the history of the Portuguese colonial rule leading up to the mid-19th century. There are t...Read more
  5. Museu Nacional De Belas Artes

    Art Museum, Museum

    The National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro was established in 1937 and remains as one of the most important institutions for Brazilian art and sculpture to this day. The museum only enriched its collection early in the 19th century after which the collection has grown to be the largest collection of indigenous art forms in the world. One of the most popular sites for tourists in the cit...Read more
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  8. Museu Da Republica

    4.7 (1 Vote)
  9. Casa Daros

    4.6 (1 Vote)
  10. Museu Do Amanha

    4.7 (7 Votes)
    Praça Mauá, 1 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20081-262, Brazil