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Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP

Praca Tiradentes, 20 - Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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big and nice museum!

very nice and interesting museum in the city of ouro preto! cheap entry and nice space reserved to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martina B
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Locarno, Switzerland
Great rock and mineral collection but.....

The science and technology part of this museum is very dated, but the rock and mineral collection... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
dot52015
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Oak Park, Illinois
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
1 week ago
“big and nice museum!”
Aug 12, 2016
“Great rock and mineral collection but.....”
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Praca Tiradentes, 20 - Centro, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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.

Thank dot52015
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

Thank ajaceman
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.

Thank orchidist
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.

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

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

Thank lucero65
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Museum bigger than expected. Descriptions in English, French as well as portuguese. Interesting if you are science minded and for me made me want to read more around the subjects. The mineral room is fantastic!

Thank TNV
Reviewed June 26, 2012

The Museu de Ciencia e Tecnica da Escola de Minas/UFOP is worth a visit if you are in Ouro Preto. The museum is housed in an aging school, some of which is being renovated, and I found the building's slightly run-down atmosphere to be interesting...More

3  Thank RMFglobal
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