At Museu de Arte Sacra de Mato Grosso, one finds some beautiful expressions of religious motifs that provide insight into the culture of Cuiabá. The religious theme is established even before you set foot inside the museum; the walls surrounding the impressive Baroque structure are adorned with murals depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and various other sacred subjects. Established in 1980, Museu de Arte Sacra de Mato Grosso is centrally-located in Cuiabá.
Established in 2006, Museu da Imagem e do Som is an attempt to tell the story of Cuiabá's history through the mediums of visuals and sounds. The museum displays photographs and audio records that date as far back as 1910, painting a picture of daily life through the ages. There are almost 33,000 photographs in the collection, and the audio section includes vinyl records, tapes and more. The museum also hosts various exhibitions, workshops and photography courses. To learn about Cuiabá through the ages, pay Museu da Imagem e do Som a visit.
Housed in a building from 1899 that originally served as a fish market, Museu do Rio Cuiabá "Hid Alfredo Scaff" was named for a local resident who had an important role to play not only in the development of the market but also the navigation of the Cuiabá River. Today, the museum is an important source of information on the Porto district as well as the cities around the Cuiabá River.
Aptly housed in a restored reservoir built in 1882, Museu do Morro da Caixa D'Agua Velha displays an interesting collection of water-related objects. The former reservoir's underground location is fascinating, and together with displays that include shower heads, cast-iron pipes and more, makes for a great visit. One of the more unusual museums in Cuiabá, Museu do Morro da Caixa D'Agua Velha is well worth a trip.
Named for the historian who founded it, Museu de Pedras Ramis Bucair is home to an extensive stone collection. The pieces on display are valuable from archaeological, ethnographic and geological perspectives, and include semi-precious stones, stones with inscriptions and fossil jewelry. There are almost 4000 pieces in the collection.
Known for giving local talent as much prominence as internationally-renowned artists, Galeria 455 is one of the spaces that make up A Casa do Parque. Every exhibition lasts a maximum of 40 days, and art aficionados are sure to appreciate the melange of styles on display. Galeria 455 offers guided tours to help visitors fully appreciate the value of the artwork on display.