Museums in Brazil
"The mansion housing this museum was the home of Rui Barbosa, a legal expert, journalist, politician and - diplomat during the last 28 years of his life. Dating back to 1849, it is an important landmark in XIX century architecture in Rio, reflecting some neo-Classical influence.
The National Historical Museum, created in 1922, is one of the most important museums in Brazil, consisting of over 287 thousand items, among which the largest numismatic collection of Latin America. The permanent exhibition, "From Early Travelling To The Automobile" tells the story of the country's form of travel, from the sedan chair carried by slaves to the automobile. There's a Protos among which was used in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1910s
The museum emerged from a private collection of automobiles and other mechanical parts acquired by entrepreneur Roberto Eduardo Lee, since 1948.
This museum, which has been around for more than 30 years, is the first and biggest motorcycle collection in Brasil. There are more than 300 bikes, including a Pannonia from Hungary and a Vespa from Italy.