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Museum of Mineralogy

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You'll spend a nice time visiting this place. We found it a bit messy : this place is (was... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Museum Mineralogic

Big place to historic objectics to minerology. Very interesting place to childrens, teenagers and... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Belo Horizonte, MG
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One of the largest collections of rocks and minerals in the world, including diamonds, uranium, topaz, quartz, agates and much more, is housed inside the School of Mines.
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Praca Tiradentes 20, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3559 3119
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

You'll spend a nice time visiting this place. We found it a bit messy : this place is (was) apparently a school but carries many names, as museum of science, museum of mineralogy, etc. nothing clear anyway ... The upper floor (the bigger place) was...More

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Big place to historic objectics to minerology. Very interesting place to childrens, teenagers and all students. ... Museu interessante oara crianças e todos is estudantes em geral.

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

There you go: my title already gives you the choice to visit or not this museum. If you are looking for polished final mineral items skip it. Now if you like the history of raw, brute minerals, you can’t miss this museum. A tremendous display...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

Good mineral exhibit on the first floor, with an even more extensive collection upstairs. Upstairs exhibits are likely much more interesting for school aged children who speak Portuguese. No photography of the minerals allowed.

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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Worth it if you are into rocks. Theres enough to do for an hour and has a nice view of the square from the top.

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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

It only cost $10 Reais to enter and has a good history of mining. I think they should enhance their Mineral collection, a little sparse for being in one of the Mineral capitals of the world.

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Minerals and mining are at the heart of Minas Gerais and the museum gives a good introduction. The early fossil section was also informative and we loved the room with the top quality stones right after the mining section. The top floor was a bit...More

1  Thank ed-TO
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Not the richest of exhibits but its an ok small museum. The mineral sections are worth to see. The other sections are a bit distant from each other.

Thank Hefaistos68
Reviewed December 24, 2016

I visited the museum several times but I would go again. A very comprehensive collection of gemstones and minerals that can be enjoyed even for non collectors. A must visit to start falling in love with a wonderful word of minerals.

Thank Rubpy
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We enjoyed all of the beautiful displays. My son was blown away by the variety of minerals. They could have a less fussy way of progressing through the museum, and better signage on which way to go next. Very inexpensive.

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