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Natural History Museum

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Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
+258 21 485 401
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A museum with old world charm

We were in the city for just one day, and visited the museum as part of a city tour. Being in... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Peter A
A hidden gem

Was on a tour of the city of Maputo and this was one of the stops. What an amazing place lots of... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
Heather B
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Praca Travessia do Zambeze 104, Maputo 1100, Mozambique
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+258 21 485 401
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"complete collection"
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"african animals"
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"right hand side"
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"interesting building"
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"worth a visit"
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"gift shop"
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"entry fee"
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"small museum"
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"on display"
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"exhibits"
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"specimens"
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"maintenance"
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"horns"
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

We were in the city for just one day, and visited the museum as part of a city tour. Being in Maputo, I must be honest and say that I was not expecting much. But was very pleasantly surprised by this museum. It is a...More

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Was on a tour of the city of Maputo and this was one of the stops. What an amazing place lots of stuffed animals showing their habitat with good information beside it. Some of the fish upstairs were huge. The place looked old and worn...More

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

This is the type of museum that you can visit in less than an hour. The models of the animals, reptiles, and fish make your jaws drop! It was fun to visit, but it was not a "must do."

Thank Elise G
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

While the museum’s specimens are in need of a spruce up, they have an impressive collection. Entry is only 50 Mets per adult, so practically free. Located in a nice part of the city to walk around, near many government buildings. Nice place to escape...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

A nice museum, like any other I think, nothing to write home about. all your stuffed animals, and general museum artifacts

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

Set on the tourist route as a must see it was disappointing that the museum was not kept to the standards one would expect. Some of the exhibits were life like but some were por. It is worth visiting if only to enjoy the building...More

Thank GordonW318
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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

An interesting building with displays and diaramas of African animals. Mammals, reptiles, fish and insects. A unique collection that needs some maintenance. Poachers are so bold that the even have cut off the rhino horns in the museum. Sad. If you haven’t seen a lot...More

Thank Drgole
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

The entry fee is MTM50. There are some displays downstairs of African animals which are dusty and old. Upstairs there are a few other exhibits. It was OK but not a must see.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We live in town and since our kids are growing at a fast rate we tend to visit Natural History Museum at least once a year. Each year they learn and see something different. It is interesting to see how fast they learn and these...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Although the interior is not very interesting, with just a couple of rooms with stuffed animals, the architecture of the building is impressive.

Thank Ανδρόμαχος Δ
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Morgan A
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It isn't free to get in but in mts it was pretty cheap back in 2013 when I was there last. It would cost next to nothing in USD.
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