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

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Very well kept, but small

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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Maputo, Mozambique
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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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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