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Address: Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
Phone Number: 258 21485401

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Only elephant embryo collection in the world

It begins with an interesting building. The displays are quite nice even if some of them need a bit of maintenance. The jewel is a old (don't know how it was collected) detailed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2016
Marcos F
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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved it at this musium. As my opinion I would say you can lern a lot from this musium. I think it is facinating for tourists or travellers from around the world.

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Thank Alexandracrayz13
Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

It begins with an interesting building. The displays are quite nice even if some of them need a bit of maintenance. The jewel is a old (don't know how it was collected) detailed collection of elephant embryos Definitely worth a visit

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Thank Marcos F
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful Portuguese colonial building in good condition. Unfortunately, the displays would benefit from some attention. The stuffed animals were looking rather 'threadbare' and could do with a makeover.

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Thank Mike D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

It was close to my hotel and the only place I could go alone by walk. The nice guide explained many things with very broken English.

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Thank Nadia P
Maputo, Mozambique
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This museum in Maputo is worth visiting because probably this is the only known place in Maputo where present is well connected to past.

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Thank senguptad2015
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

yes, the museum, quite interesting and a mixture of new and some true historic pieces, best shown as possible and information boards all around. you find contemporary animals , some information about tribes in then times and their tools and weapons, some information about pre-historic animals. entrance on a sunday had been free

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This small museum has ample exhibits on the natural history of Mozambique. But it is most famous for its oddest specimens: the world's largest (and only) collection of elephant fetuses! I am not kidding. Much of the written descriptions are in English, which helps. The second floor included fast and free wi-fi when I was there. The museum is centrally... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Unimaginative display of a couple of stuffed animals and insects. The building is spectacular from the outside but pass and rather spend time somewhere else.

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1 Thank Albertgerber
Maputo, Mozambique
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28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Although many tourist guides state that the Natural History Museum is a must see in Maputo, I got disappointed with the visit. I found a lot of conservation and cleaning issues, missing parts of animals, lack of explanation and almost everything is in Portuguese. Not a problem for me but it will be for many for sure...

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

If you really want to scar your children for life, do I have a museum for you. Not only does the museum seemed to have required the taxidermist to be drunk, but the guy forgot parts of the animals. Numerous animals are missing eyes, teeth, parts of their mouths and paws. Each animals looks like it was tortured for hours... More 

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