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

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Worth a short visit if you happen to be in the area, otherwise wouldn't be on list of top things to do

Worth visiting for 15 minutes and a cost of $1 to view the building design which is now over 100 years ago. The stuffed animals are interesting but perhaps better seen live on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Mowbray, South Africa
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Although the collections here are super outdated, it is an amazing view into the past and the building is wonderfully maintained. The collection of taxidermy is interesting and the elephant fetus collection (only one in the world thanks to colonial Portugal) is very interesting (and yes sad) makes the $2 entrance fee worth while. They also had a decent sea... More 

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Zimbabwe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Worth visiting for 15 minutes and a cost of $1 to view the building design which is now over 100 years ago. The stuffed animals are interesting but perhaps better seen live on safari. An injection of creativity is desired.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

... species diversity is quite 'complete', however, it looks as since independence there was not much work done anymore. But to be just, it looks as lately some initiative is taken to brush up the collection. The most impressive showpiece certainly is the collection of embryo elephants exposed - and the thinking of how many 'mothers' had to be killed... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The little elephant foetus display is possibly the highlight of this dusty and quite obsolete natural history museum. If you have 20 minutes and 50 mets to kill then this is the place. there is not a lot to write about the place since it get over as soon as it begins. The stuffed animals ( taxidermy ) is not... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went because of their collection of elephant fetus which is the biggest in the world and that was very cool to see. The museum is 103 years old and the stuffed animals are that old. The technology at the time was not great but it is interesting to see how they use to stuff animal then. Also, they reconstructed... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

And the money was 50 MZN... You are done after 20 minutes. Almost everything is in Portuguese, do not hope to read or find out something new about anything if you do nto speak the language, There is nothing interesting in, except maybe for the elephant foetuses and their development. The souvenir shop is small, but you can find nice... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Do you enjoy gruesome taxidermy, elephant fetuses, dinosaurs in the garden and photography exhibits? Then do I have the museum for you!! I believe the entrance fee was 50mts which was roughly $1.40US at the time and it took a total of 25 minutes to explore the interior of the museum. While the lower level focused mainly on the animals... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a very well kept museum, and the building itself is the highlight. Among the interesting things are the celacanto - a very rare fish, that was believed to be once extinct, but a few still exist in South Africa's and Mozambique's coast; and a Malangatana mural at the back of the museum. All in all, you shouldn't spend... More 

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Sasolburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The collection of elephant fetuses is really unique. Missed some picture opportunities due to flat batteries but the garage opposite the museum could help.

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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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Address: Praca Travessia do Zambeze, 104, Maputo, Mozambique
Phone Number: 258 21485401
Location: Africa  >  Mozambique  >  Maputo Province  >  Maputo

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