Bank of Brazil Museum


Installed at CCBB and inaugurated in 2016, the museum tells the history of the institution by exhibiting bills, coins, furniture, paintings, engravings and sculptures by artists such as Portinari, Di Cavalcanti, Djanira, Tomie Ohtake and Maria Bonomi. The CCBB, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, is also home to art galleries, theater, glass pavilion, bookstore and bistro. In the gardens, O Casulo, by Darlan Rosa and Améfrica, by Denise Milan guarantee the delight of adults and children. It feels like spending the whole day there!
Setor de Clubes Esportivos Sul – trecho 2 – lote 22;

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3108-7600

Visits: Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. (CCBB); 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. (museum); 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. (box office).

Free admissions for exhibitions and lectures; popular-price tickets for theater and cinema.

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: Bus number 103, from the Bus Station.

More information:
http://culturabancodobrasil.com.br/portal/distrito-federal




Brazilian Central Bank's Values Museum



Opened in 1981, it presents the history of currency in Brazil from 1500 to today, highlighting A peça da coroação (The crowning piece) from 1822, unusual bills and coins and, in the Gold Room, the largest nugget in the world and the in nature mineral, its properties and uses. The Art Gallery exhibits its own collection. Old bills and coins are sold at the store. Maybe this visit will bring out the collector within you!
Setor Bancário Sul – Quadra 3 – bloco B – 1º subsolo - Edifício-Sede

How to get there:

Phones: 61-3414-2093 / 3414-1331

Visits: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; every 1st Saturday of each month, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines that serve the SBS; Galeria subway station.

Surroundings: just across the street is the Caixa Cultural.

More information: www.bcb.gov.br/?MUSEU




Brazil Post Museum



Inaugurated in 1980 and reopened in 2012, it has in a long-term exhibition the replica of a telegraph agency of the late 19th century, old fashioned telephone, Baudot and Breguet telegraph, stamps, historical photos and 1927 Ford who served the Marshal Cândido Rondon on the border demarcation process, among others. It also hosts temporary exhibitions of visual arts. .
Setor Comercial Sul – Quadra 4 – bloco A , 256 – Edifício Apolo

How to get there:

Phones: 61-2141-9276 /3213-5076

Visits: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturdays - Sundays, noon - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Access: bus lines that serve the SBS; Galeria subway station.

More information: www.correios.com.br/sobre-correios/educacao-e-cultura/centros-e-espacos-culturais-dos-correios/museu-correios




Centro Cultural Três Poderes


It includes the Museu da Cidade (City Museum), the Panteão da Pátria (Tancredo Neves Pantheon of the Nation and Liberty) and the Lucio Costa Center, all designed by Oscar Niemeyer.

Opened in 1960, the City Museum presents texts about the ideas on the transfer of the Brazilian capital, since the 18th century, also transcribed into Braille. Featuring the head of Juscelino Kubitschek carved in soapstone by José Pedroza.

The Pantheon of the Nation, opened in 1986, honors those who fought for freedom and democracy, as Tancredo Neves (Brazilian former president) did. It houses a panel by Athos Bulcão, a stained glass by Marianne Peretti and a panel by João Câmara on the Inconfidência Mineira (Minas Conspiracy), and also the Livro de Aço (Steel Book) with names such as Tiradentes and Zumbi dos Palmares.

The Lucio Costa Center, opened in 1992, displays the scale model of the city's urban design, the Plano Piloto (Pilot Plan), copies of the urban planner's sketches and a scale model for the visually impaired.

Praça dos Três Poderes - Centro Cultural Três Poderes

How to get there:

Phones: 61-3325-6244 (Panteão); 3325-7597 (Espaço Lucio Costa)

Visits: Tuesday - Sunday and holidays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Access: bus lines that serve the Praça dos Três Poderes.

Surroundings: on the Square there are modernist sculptures, as Pombal, by Niemeyer; TheWarriors, by Bruno Giorgi and Justice, Alfredo Ceschiatti, in addition to the Tourist Service Center. The Supreme Federal Court houses the Institutional Memory Department. Behind the Pantheon, a path leads to the Israel Pinheiro Center.

Mais informações:
www.cultura.df.gov.br/nossa-cultura/museus






Court of Accounts of the Federal District Memorial



Since 2009 it disseminates the history and functions of the Court, presenting the origins of governmental expenditure control institutions in the world, since ancient times. The exhibit includes, among others, the first Organic Law and the institution's first lawsuit, as well as equipment from the 1970s and commendations.
Praça do Buriti - Edifício-sede do TCDF

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3314-2580

Visits (booked): Monday - Friday, 13 p.m. - 18 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Access: bus lines that serve the Eixo Monumental; bike path.

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Surroundings: across the street, you will find the TJDFT Memorial. Close you will also find the Indigenous Peoples Memorial and the JK Memorial.




Historical and Geographical Institute of the Federal District



Designed by Milton Ramos, since 1991 it has housed the Memorial Museum of Brasília. The scenarios by Elphias Andreato honor President Juscelino Kubitschek and the candangos. Special highlighting on a chest from the Cruls Mission (1892) and the Maracangalha jeep used by Bernardo Sayão and JK while visiting the works of the city.

Setor de Edifícios Públicos Sul / EQS 703/903, conjunto C

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3224-6544

Visits: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines serving the W3 Sul; 102 Sul subway station.

More information: www.ihgdf.com.br




Historical Museum of the Federal Senate


Opened in 1991, it exhibits works of Athos Bulcão and Marianne Peretti in the Grand Hall, and also the setting of the first plenary, lamps, bronze busts, 1824 ballot boxes for the senators' votes and an inkwell used by Rui Barbosa in 1890, all coming from the former seat in Rio de Janeiro. In the display cases, personal objects of senators as Petrônio Portela and Nelson Carneiro.
Praça dos Três Poderes – Senado Federal – Anexo II - Salão Nobre – Térreo

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3303-3079

Visits: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines that serve the Praça dos Três Poderes.

Surroundings: within the National Congress, you can also take a guided tour to the House of Representatives.

More information:
https://www12.senado.leg.br/institucional/museu




INSS Cultural Space
(National Social Security Institute)



It exposes, among others, furniture of Eloy Chaves' cabinet, patron of Social Security; file box of the extinct IPASE (State Government Employees' Pension Fund and Welfare Institute), equipment used by occupational physicians as a 1940s microscope; the Book no. 1 dating back 1923, with the records of the São Paulo Railway Company's employees retirements, and a 1952 canvas by Tomás Santa Rosa.
Setor de Autarquias Sul – Edifício-Sede do INSS – quadra 2 – bloco O – Térreo - Asa Sul

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3313-4618

Visits: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Access: bus lines serving the SAS.

Surroundings: the Museum of Federal Military Court is close and worth the walk.




Institutional Memory Department
of the Supreme Federal Court



Opened in 1978 as a museum, it preserves part of the collection of the former seat of the Supreme Federal Court (RJ). Over the halls you will find paintings, sculptures, furniture, statuettes, busts, decorative objects, oriental rugs, a 1930s phone booth and the furniture produced by the jurist Pontes de Miranda. Special highlighting on the display case with the original Constitution of 1988.


Praça dos Três Poderes - Edifício-sede do STF – 2º andar – sala 237

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3217-3605

Visits: only booked guided tours. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines that serve the Praça dos Três Poderes

Surroundings: also on the Square, you will find the Pantheon of the Nation, the City Museum and the Lucio Costa Center. You can walk to the Israel Pinheiro Center..

More information: www.stf.jus.br



JK Memorial



Opened in 1981, the Oscar Niemeyer's work is a city's visual landmark, with a Juscelino Kubitschek statue by Honório Peçanha. It houses a replica of President JK's library; the Goals Room; the burial chamber, with works by Athos and Marianne Peretti, and an exhibition on JK's political career. Multimedia totems for research, souvenir shop and a coffee shop are additional attractions for the visitor.

Eixo Monumental - lado Oeste – Praça do Cruzeiro

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3225-9451

Visits: Tuesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: no. Only for children under 7 (students and the elderly pay half admission fee).

Accessible to people with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities.

Access: bus lines that serve the Eixo Monumental and the SIG; bike path.

Surroundings: the Indigenous Peoples Memorial is right in front of JK Memorial. Behind the Memorial, you will find the Cross Square, site of the first Mass of Brasília.

More information: www.memorialjk.com.br




Living Museum of the Candanga* Memory


Installed in 1990 in the old Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira Hospital, a bucolic place with colorful wooden houses. Its general collection includes the Hospital's own collections, an also the collections of the old Brasília Palace Hotel and of the pioneer photographer Mário Fontenelle, in addition to crafts and folk art. An auditorium and an art gallery are part of the complex. Besides promoting pottery, weaving and engraving workshops, it also offers an extensive green area with playground.
*Candangos  were the first inhabitants of Brasília. Candanga - of or relating to the candangos.
Via EPIA Sul – SPMS – lote D – Núcleo Bandeirante

How to get there:

Phones: 61- 3327-4405 / 3301-3590

Visits: Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: bus lines that serve the via EPIA.

More information:
www.cultura.df.gov.br/nossa-cultura/museus/museu-vivo-da-memoria-candanga.html




Memorial do Tribunal Superior do Trabalho
(Superior Labor Court Memorial)


Created in 2000, it exhibits furniture from the former court seat (Rio de Janeiro), robes, commendations, work registration card models, photos, old newspapers and busts such as the Getulio Vargas bust. The timeline, from 1923 to 2014, tells the history of the institution in a sociocultural context. The research team is dedicated to mount temporary exhibitions related to the labor theme.

Setor de Autarquias Federais Sul - Edifício-sede do TST – bloco B – mezanino

How to get there:

Phone: 61-3043-4188

Visits: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Free admission: yes

Accessible to people with mobility disabilities.

Access: shuttle bus that serves the SAFS (from the Pilot Plan Bus Terminal).

Surroundings: Museu do Superior Tribunal de Justiça (Museum of the Superior Court of Justice) and the Museu do Voto (Museum of the Vote) are very close and worth a visit.

More information: www.tst.jus.br/memorial