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National Museum of Brazil
The National Museum was established by the King of Portugal Dom João VI (1769–1826) in 1818 with the name of Royal Museum, in an initiative to stimulate scientific research in Brazil, which until then was an immense and wild colony, practically unexplored by science. Initially the Museum sheltered botanical and animal specimens, especially birds, what caused the old building where it was located in center of Rio de Janeiro, to be known by the population as the "House of the Birds".

National Historical Museum of Brazil
The National Historical Museum of Brazil (Museu Histórico Nacional), created in 1922, is one of the most important historical museums in Brazil, consisting of over 287,000 items, among which the largest numismatic collection of Latin America. The architectonic complex that houses the museum had its beginning with the construction of the Santiago Fort, at the Calaboose Point, one of the strategic places for the defense of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Museu Imperial de Petrópolis
The Museu Imperial de Petrópolis is a museum situated in the historic centre of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is housed in the former summer palace of the emperor Dom Pedro II (1831-1889), built in 1845.

Historical and Geographic Museum of Campina Grande
Historical and Geographic Museum of Campina Grande is a Brazilian museum, and is located in the Floriano Peixoto Avenue, in Campina Grande, Paraíba. The heap of the museum is dedicated to the historical, social and cultural development of the city. It possesses photographs, articles, maps, furniture, weapons, vehicles, jewels, dolls and organized tools to relate the history of the city.

Júlio de Castilhos Museum
Júlio de Castilhos Museum is a museum located in the city of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). It is the oldest museum of Rio Grande do Sul state.

Museu Entomológico Fritz Plaumann
The Museu Entomológico Fritz Plaumann is an entomological museum located in Brazil. It is the largest entomological museum in Latin America. The museum holds over 80,000 examples from more than 17,000 different insect species. The museum contains the collections of famed entomologist Fritz Plaumann.

Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi
The Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi is a Brazilian research institution and museum located in the city of Belém, state of Pará. It was founded in 1866 by Domingos Soares Ferreira Penna as the Pará Museum of Natural History and Ethnography, and was later named in honor of Swiss naturalist Émil August Goeldi, who reorganized the institution and was its director from 1894 to 1905. It is open to the public from 9:00 to 17:00 h, daily except Mondays.

Museu do Estado de Pernambuco
The Museu do Estado de Pernambuco (MEPE) is housed in a 19th century mansion on the Av. Rui Barbosa in Recife, capital of Pernambuco state, Brazil. It was opened in 1929.

Butantan Institute
The Butantan Institute is one of the major touristic and educational attractions in the city of São Paulo. It has a well visited serpentarium (snake pit), a historical museum, a biological museum, and a museum of microbiology. It is located in a vast park area in the city section of Butantan.


Museu Paulista
The Museu Paulista of the University of São Paulo is a Brazilian history museum located near to where Emperor D. Pedro I proclaimed the Brazilian independence on the bank of Ipiranga River in the city of São Paulo. It contains a huge collection of furniture, documents and historically relevant artwork, especially relating to the Brazilian Empire era.

Museum of the Portuguese Language
The Museum of the Portuguese Language (Portuguese: Museu da Língua Portuguesa) is an interactive museum about the Portuguese language in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The museum is contained within the Estação da Luz train station, in the Luz district. It was conceived by the São Paulo Secretary of Culture in conjunction with the Roberto Marinho Foundation, at a cost of around 37 million reais (14.5 million euros).

Anchieta Museum
In 1979, a museum dedicated to father José de Anchieta was inaugurated in the Pátio do Colégio. It contains more the 600 items including colonial paintings, altarpieces and sculptures, documents and iconography pertaining Jesuit action in Brazil. 17th century-portraits of José de Anchieta and writer and priest Antônio Vieira, another important Jesuit figure, are highlights of the collection.

São Paulo Museum of Art
The São Paulo Museum of Art is an important fine-art museum located on Paulista Avenue in the city of São Paulo, in Brazil. Famous for an imposing building which houses its collections, it is an authentic landmark of the largest Brazilian city.

Júlio de Castilhos Museum
Júlio de Castilhos Museum is a museum located in the city of Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil). It is the oldest museum of Rio Grande do Sul state.

Museu Nacional de Belas Artes
The Museu Nacional de Belas Artes is an art museum located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is considered one of the most important Brazilian museums.

Niterói Contemporary Art Museum
The Niterói Contemporary Art Museum is situated in the city of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is one of the city’s main landmarks. Designed by Oscar Niemeyer with the assistance of structural engineer Bruno Contarini, who had worked with Niemeyer on earlier projects, the MAC-Niterói is 16 meters high; its cupola has a diameter of 50 meters with three floors.

Oscar Niemeyer Museum
The Oscar Niemeyer Museum is located in the city of Curitiba, in the state of Paraná, in Brazil. It was inaugurated in 2002 with the name Novo Museu or New Museum. With the conclusion of remodeling and the construction of a new annex, it was reinaugurated on July 8, 2003, with the current denomination to honor its famous architect[1] who completed this project at 95 years of age. It is also known as Museu do Olho or Museum of the Eye, due to the design of the building.

Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art
The Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Art is the most important art museum in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. It is located in the centre of Porto Alegre. Its eclectic building, national heritage, is one of the most noteworthy historic buildings in Porto Alegre. Its design is usually attributed to Theodor Wiederspahn, a german-brazilian architect, although important local historian and artist Fernando Corona ascribes it to Germano Gundlach.

Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina
The Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (MASC), was created in 1949 as Museu de Arte Moderna de Florianópolis (MAMF), and, since then, is the official institution for fine arts in Santa Catarina.

Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro
Located in the waterfront Flamengo park, the MAM is a long, large, rectangular building lofted off the ground by an arcade of concrete struts, giving the structure the appearance of an airplane wing. Inside, like the arches of a Gothic cathedral, the concrete struts do all the load-bearing work, allowing for walls of solid plate glass that welcome views of both city and sea.

Museu de Arte da Pampulha
O Museu de Arte da Pampulha, integrante do conjunto arquitetônico da Pampulha, enfoca tendências artísticas variadas em mostras, pesquisa e conceituação. No seu acervo, obras da arte contemporânea brasileira.

Museu Casa de Portinari
Former home of the famous painter (1903 - 1962). Personal artifacts and documents, a few murals.

Museu de Arte Sacra
One of the finest museums in Salvador, the Arte Sacra displays one of Brazil's best collections of Catholic art. The artifacts are shown in the monastery adjoining the Igreja de Santa Teresa, a simple, beautiful building that is itself a work of art. The collection includes oil paintings, oratorios , and amazing silver work.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná
Contemporary Brazilian art, primarily from the state of Paraná. Temporary exhibitions. Regularly organizes the Salon Paranaense.

Museu Internacional de Arte Naif do Brasil
The practitioners of naive art (also called primitive or ingénue art) paint from the heart, creating colorful and expressive drawings. Visitors will recognize many popular scenes from Cariocas's daily life -- a soccer game at the Maracanã stadium, the samba parade, the beaches, and neighborhood cafes.

Forte das Cinco Pontas/Recife City Museum
Originally built by the Dutch in 1630 and rebuilt by the Portuguese in 1677, the fort today has been magnificently restored; you can wander the ramparts and explore at will. The city museum, which takes up two wings of the fort, is well done. Two whole (air-conditioned) rooms are devoted to the Dutch period, and there's a wealth of maps and drawings.

Pinacoteca in São Paulo
The Pinacoteca in São Paulo is the place to come for anyone who wants to see Brazilian art. The museum has an excellent collection of Brazilian art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by Alfredo Ceschiatti, the artist who designed many of the sculptures in Brasilia.

Museu Mariano Procópio
Home to more than 45,000 works and art objects from the past and present of numerous world cultures. Painting, sculpture, photography, furniture, decorative arts.

Museu Victor Meirelles
Museum in the former home of the famous 19th century painter (1832 - 1903). Address: Rua Victor Meirelles, 59 / 88010-440 Florianópolis - SC.

Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Niterói
Built according to designs by Oscar Niemeyer. Houses the Sattamini collection- Brazilian art since the 1950s, especially sculpture.

Mariano Procópio Museum
The Mariano Procópio Museum is an ecological museum located in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Founded in 1915 by Alfredo Ferreira Lange, it is the first museum ever built in Minas Gerais, and only the third museum ever built in Brazil. The museum contains approximately 45,000 specimens.