A remarkable assortment of matchboxes and labels from all parts of the globe are on display at this diminutive yet captivating museum.
Aesthetically beautiful as they are, the matchboxes and labels also reveal something about the cultural and social contexts in which they were made. As time went on and technology and popular culture changed, visitors could observe the evolution of matchbox design.
Seeing how matches are made is a must-do experience at the Museu dos Fósforos. From choosing the materials to make the product to selling it, everything falls under this category. Visitors can learn more about the history of matches through the museum's interactive exhibits.