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Natural History Museum

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Address: Praca Travessia do Zambeze, 104, Maputo, Mozambique
Phone Number: 258 21485401

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Marvelous Building, Pathetic exhibition

Ther museum buildings are fantastic, beautiful and well kept. Nice structure inherited from the tomes of Portuguese colony. In the other hand, the exhibition is pathetic: dusty... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Moah B
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Maputo, Mozambique
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Maputo, Mozambique
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Ther museum buildings are fantastic, beautiful and well kept. Nice structure inherited from the tomes of Portuguese colony. In the other hand, the exhibition is pathetic: dusty non catalogued items, which are just badly atrranged in shelves. No indication of what is what nor of where they come from or what they represent. On the embalmed animals section the adventure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The grounds are great and there is some lovely artwork in the gardens. Unfortunately we were unable to enter the museum because it was closed over the christmas and new year holidays.

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Poor displays apart from the Fetus phases of elephant development well preserved.Unique in the World.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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116 reviews 116 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's a shame how this museum got to this state of degradation. With such a rich fauna in Mozambique, the museum it's not up to that standard. All these animals lost their glory with the lack of maintenance. Even the Rhino had his horn stolen this year...The building is beautiful, so it is worth to see and hope for better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Found the museum quite interesting. My best exhibit was the elephant wall. Definitely worth a visit. Don't forget to take pictures with the lions that welcome you in :)

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Maputo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I live in Maputo and this was actually my first time in the museum, i never knew how it looked like, how embarrassing. Its quite beautiful on the inside, i found very interesting, there is a room on the right hand side when you enter the museum, they displayed our old cultures such as fishing tools, baskets, music instruments, spears... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There are mant interesting animals but lack of maintenance in the museum,people very Nice by the way the best placar indoor to know in maputo

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Maputo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The building of the museum looks very fancy, but the animals inside are of faded glory. Very dusty, cross-eyed, stuffing falling out of them... There is little information on the animals, apart from their scientific names. Upstairs is a little part on evolution, which is very limited in information, but portrayed nicely. I loved the shell exhibition, it looked very... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Wonderful and breathtaking place. All animals in this are real dried ones. It is the only place in the world with the small ones of an elephant before birth. It is a must be for art and history lovers.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Museum of Natural History is a landmark in Maputo. The building and gardens are pretty and show some of the grandeur Maputo (Lourenço Marques) once had. The collection of stuffed animals dates back many decades and have ever since hardly been updated and cleaned. The most famous part of the collection is the wall with Elephant phoetusses in different... More 

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