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Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP

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Well worth a visit...endless of minerals on display

This is a really interesting museum. You learn loads about minerals in light of the development of... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
AndersW398
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London, United Kingdom
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Head directly to the gem room

This museum is worth a visit just to see the beautifully displayed and well-signed gems from all... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
ReillyPas
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Tomisato, Japan
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Praca Tiradentes, 20 - Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a really interesting museum. You learn loads about minerals in light of the development of the planet. You also have interesting displays about mining and you will literally find thousands of minerals on display on the upper floor. You need to spend days...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

This museum is worth a visit just to see the beautifully displayed and well-signed gems from all parts of the world. It's hard not to be impressed by the natural beauty of all the different gems, which is quite educational. The rest of the exhibits...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

very nice and interesting museum in the city of ouro preto! cheap entry and nice space reserved to a lot of minerals and stones from the region!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Martina B
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The science and technology part of this museum is very dated, but the rock and mineral collection is wonderful and comprehensive, as befitting an old mining town.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

This museum is really worthwhile for rock hounds and budding geologists. There is a very impressive collection of minerals, many of which are locally mined and turned into the "pedras lepidadas" sold in every shop and peddled by eager garimpeiros on every street corner on...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed January 31, 2016

Overwhelming number of mineral specimens (30,000?) on display in multiple rooms but Mineralogy 1 is spectacular if you appreciate geology at all. Plenty of other things to see and all is very educational. Great value and time well spent.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are as interested in these sculptures of nature as I am, this is your fine art museum to go in Ouro Preto. Two rooms full of precious eyecandy can be almost overwhelming. Beautifully displayed in wood cabinets, the variety of the rocks and...More

2  Thank Renata C
Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a very interesting place to go and explore with, or without, your kids!!! The “dark room” with all the gems is truly amazing. I would only suggest more panels with explanations to make it even more educative.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Danihorowitz
Reviewed June 11, 2014

This museum hosts two amazing gem stone rooms with some truly exquisite pieces! Worth the price of admission alone. The other exhibits that involved mining equipment etc we're a bit lame and I would have liked some more information to have been in English. Some...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Henry S
Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Gem room is fascinating. I really was not interested in gems or stones but after spending time there and seeing what these stones look like in their natural states, and where they are found, I decided I wanted to buy some jewelry! I did...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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