Natal Museums

Natal Historical and Geographical Institute
Arte Sacra MuseumArte Sacra Museum - MAP 7 Inside the Igreja do Galo, also known as the Church of the Rooster, lays the Sacred Art Museum, which tells the religious story of the Rio Grande do Norte State.  Created on December 21, 1988 it aims to collect, record, preserve and display art and historical objects of the state with historically importance.   The beautiful collection, rich in religious history of the people, brings together sculptures, sacred imag...
Aviacao e da Segunda Guerra MuseumAviação e da Segunda Guerra Museum - MAP 7 Situated on the banks of the Potengi River, this historic building was originally built to serve as a landing and takeoff place for seaplanes and also functioned as a passenger station for Pan Air Brazil until the Second World War, when it was the basis of support for the U.S. Navy.   When the war ended, the building was used as a club, casino, yacht club and restaurant.  Now visitors come to view the sunset along the ...
Cafe Filho MuseumCafé Filho Museum - MAP 6 The building that houses the Café Filho Museum was built between 1816 and 1820 by José Alexandre de Melo and was the first privately owned two-story construction in Natal. Called Sobradinho and also Véu da Noiva, (Bridal Veil), due to its steeply sloping roof, was a residence until the beginning of this century, becoming the headquarters of the Workers Union and the Music Band. Acquired by the state government in 1960, it was listed...
Camara Cascudo MuseumCamara Cascudo Museum - MAP 7 Currently the largest museum in Natal, Camara Cascudo opened in 1960 and has been maintained by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte since then.  Camara Cascudo Museum is very diversified, and includes exhibitions on Zoology, Anthropology, Archeology, Speleology and more.  There is a guided tour, but it is currently only in Portuguese.   Official web site is www.mcc.ufrn.br Phone: 3215-4192 Hours: ...
Natal Cultural Popular MuseumCultura Popular Museum - MAP 7 Established in 1988 in the old Palace of Government on Chile Street, the Museu da Cultura Popular presents photographic and textual sampling of folkloric activities of the state, objects of folk art, dolls, crafts, books, pamphlets, prints and exhibitions of costumes and accessories of the main dances in Rio Grande do Norte, in addition to the collection of Cordel Literature  and Chico Traíra published by Fundaç&at...
Espaco Cultural Palacio PotengiEspaço Cultural Palácio Potengi - MAP 3 Cultural Palace PotengiPraça Sete de Setembro, Cidade Alta - Natal / RN Phone: +55 (84) 3211-4620 The construction of the building ended in 1873. The former seat of state government. Today it houses several cultural and artistic exhibitions, and also the State Art Gallery. http://www.visiteabahia.com.br/visite/destinos/br-riograndedonorte/atracoes.php?id=117 Built between 1865 and 1873 in the Plaza on September 7 in ...
Natal Historical and Geographical InstituteInstituto Historico e Geografico - MAP 6 Historical and Geographical Institute of Rio Grande do Norte.  The Institute of History and Geography of Rio Grande do Norte is the oldest cultural institution in the state, and celebrating its 100th year in 2002. It has been called the Memory House and was inaugurated on March 29, 1902. Its headquarters is located between the old Cathedral and the Palace of Culture (formerly the Government Palace), City High. The library has m...
MapMunicipal Museum of Journalist Lauro Escossia - MAP 7 Established in 1948 this public prison converted into the Municipal Museum of Journalist Lauro Escossia in 1992.  A culture display of artwork through the regional is distributed through several galleries, while a section on the Indigenous Archaeology, is the largest of Rio Grande do Norte.   The museum also has many records and documents on objects used during the time of the Abolitionist Movement, the First Suffrage ...
MapOceonagrafia da UFRN Museum - MAP The collection begins outside, where there is a skeleton of a blue whale, 25 feet long. Entering the museum, panels explain the formation of Earth, the composition of oceans, seas and lakes, and characteristics of major ecosystems.The exhibition includes animal skeletons of dolphins, orca and humpback whales, striped dolphin and porpoise; lambaris there in the aquarium, catfish, Pope-land and amphibians (salamander and axolotl).On the b...