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Arts & Museums
Managed by Salesian nuns, Museu do Índio contains interesting artifacts like hunting weapons, clothes, drawings, musical instruments and cooking utensils made by tribes indigenous to the states of Pará and Amazonas. Although the displays don't offer the kind of detailed explanations many visitors would like to see, the collection serves as a fascinating source of information on native art and culture.
Situated a short walk away from the historic Teatro Amazonas is another place to fascinate history buffs - Museu Amazônico. The museum houses a small collection of artifacts from all over the Amazon, with some fascinating costumes, masks and hunting tools on display. Several of the items on display at Museu Amazônico are from archaeological studies that are still in progress.
Museu Numismatica Bernardo Campos is well worth a visit, not just for the collection it houses, but also because of its location within Palacete Provincial at the historic center of Manaus. Those stopping by solely to look at the currency will not be disappointed, for this museum features a very well organized collection of coins and notes not just from different historical periods, but also from many parts of the world. Taking a guided tour is the best option, for only then can you fully appreciate the value of the items on display.
Having twice served as the Governor of the state of Amazonas, Eduardo Gonçalves Ribeiro was one of the most respected men in the country, and it is only natural that there is a lot of curiosity about his life and times, which Museu Casa Eduardo Ribeiro attempts to satiate. The museum is home to Riberiro's personal belongings, art collection and furniture, giving visitors a peek into a completely different time period. Museu Casa Eduardo Ribeiro is one of the most interesting historical attractions in the city of Manaus.
For anyone with an interest in understanding the Amazon, Museu da Amazônia is a must-visit. With displays that highlight the historical, scientific and cultural significance of the Amazon basin, this museum is fascinating for people across age groups. Housed within the Botanical Garden, the museum features well organized exhibits, and guides are on hand should you have any questions. Many discussions, lectures and other events are also held here.
The rubber boom, which lasted from 1879 to 1912, is one of the most significant events in the history of the Amazon Basin, both economically and socially, and those wishing to learn more about it should definitely pay a visit to Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso. A short boat ride away from Manaus, the museum has created a typical rubber estate, showing visitors some of the hardships the workers faced in order to make the prosperity of the boom a reality. Visitors can learn about the rubber tapping process and also get to see what a rubber baron's abode looked like. Although its historical value is tremendous, the fact that it served as the location for the 2002 Portuguese film A Selva makes Museu do Seringal Vila Paraíso all the more fascinating.