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Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

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Contact: +55 21 2550 9220/+55 21 2550 9221
Open Hours: Tu-F 10a-5:30p, Sa-Su 2p-6p
Built in 1762 as an arsenal, the Museu Histórico Nacional was also a military prison until 1922, when it was converted into an exhibition center for the celebration of 100th anniversary of the independence from Portugal. Here you will find objects and models that retrace the history of Brazil since its discovery, with special attention to the slavery period and the sugar cane industry.