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Address: R. Duque de Caxias, 356, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
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92 234 1422
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Great museum if you haven't got much time to view one

This gem is small and gives you an overview of native indian life in the amazon. Has excellent map of tribal areas on wall, and interesting anthropology poster regarding facial... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Perth, Australia
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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I was expecting to see more. I felt that so much information was left out. However, it is worth the visit. Located inside a convent and it is easily accessible. Sadly, this is not wheelchair accessible.

Thank Dulciano C
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This gem is small and gives you an overview of native indian life in the amazon. Has excellent map of tribal areas on wall, and interesting anthropology poster regarding facial features of the world's population. Yes it is an old museum, but it was open at 3 in the afternoon when the cultural centre museum was closed so it got... More 

Thank Monique4800
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539 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Decided to walk a little out of the way from the main tourist attractions to visit here and am glad I did!! The museu is filled with indigenous artefacts, of which are quite interesting. They show REAL blowguns here, not cheap tourist ones. There is a variety of hammocks, headdresses, baskets, bowls, fishing nets and jewelry from years gone by... More 

Thank Tigerman777
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

The Catholic Sisters run this compact but very user-friendly museum. In 45 minutes you can get an outstanding perspective on the enormous biodiversity and history of the Amazon region. The displays are somewhat antiquated but very well maintained, and the staff if very helpful. Worth the visit and the small donation, saves time and money from visiting larger, less organized... More 

Thank BoriGreco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

This fusty old museum is full of artifacts collected by missionaries throughout the twentieth century. Their treatment of the indigenous culture is what you would expect. We paid ten reais per head. It has about five rooms full of authentic artifacts that my traveling companions, who were reluctant to come at first, were happy to have come to see.

Thank Abraham E
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Reviewed 19 December 2014

In the Museo do Indio you'll find qualified staff (guides with English, Spanish), and most of all also few rooms with everyday tools and objects used by Indigenas - mainly Yonomami, but also with tribes from the Xingu river (Mato Grosso) - from the places, where Salesian Sisters were working with Indigenas. There are rooms about food, agriculture, hunting, babies,... More 

Thank Andrzej S
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

It's a small museum, 5 rooms with artifacts from indian populations from the amazon mostly. It's interesting and you can see it all with some detail in a short time. They have guides that speak english, and a shop. The admission price was 10 reais,which at the time of this review was less than 5 us dollars. If you are... More 

Thank German B
Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Despite being not very large, and being quite simple, this museum is quite interesting. The nuns that maintain it are nice and there is an interesting section on early medical equipment.

Thank germanogfreitas
Stoke on Trent
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

ran by nuns. The rest of the building is a school. It's very old fashioned in terms of its style and displays but there some fascinating artefacts . The shop is excellent for baskets and decorative items , Don't pass them up .,, get them from the shop as its unlikely you'll find find similar elsewhere and if you do... More 

Thank Bellar00ney
Manaus, AM
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Could be better kept, and it shows the years, however, a nice collection of original items obtained from different Indio tribes of the Amazon region, and kept on display by the nuns in an annex to the school they run. It is a very educative insight into many utensils and other items of the regional amerindians.

Thank Ramesh27

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